Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: Candelaria to Querétaro

Take a visual tour of Mexico — from a butterfly release in Chiapas to marches for International Women’s Day in Mexico City — with this selection of pictures from the week.

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas

A man holds a monarch butterfly
Mar. 5: A total of 148 specimens of monarch and queen butterflies were released in a university greenhouse in Tuxtla Gutiérrez for conservation work. Butterflies play a significant role in ecosystems as pollinators and their populations have been affected by climate change and other environmental changes. (DAMIÁN SÁNCHEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Jiutepec, Morelos

Mar. 5: Latex masks of the presidential candidates Claudia Sheinbaum (Morena) and Xóchitl Gálvez (PAN-PRI-PRD) made in the Caretas REV factory, located in Jiutepec, Morelos. This company, which has been in operation for over 70 years, manufactures masks for Halloween, but also of political figures, such as Carlos Salinas (which became very popular), Vicente Fox, Enrique Peña Nieto and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (the best seller). (Margarito Pérez Retana/Cuartoscuro)

Santa María Tonameca, Oaxaca

Mar. 5: Every day, people gather at Punta Cometa, Mazunte, to watch the sunset. (Tomás Acosta/Cuartoscuro)

Mexico City

Mar. 7: Mothers of victims of victims of femicide and forced disappearance held a vigil in the Zócalo in Mexico City to demand justice and an end to gender violence. (Graciela López/Cuartoscuro)

Candelaria, Campeche

Mar. 7: National and foreign tourists on their visit to the Pedro Baranda springs, located in the municipality of Candelaria in Campeche. This site extends for three kilometers, is famous for its crystal clear waters and the lilies that sprout from its depths. (Michael Balam Chan/Cuartoscuro)

Mexico City

Women police officers in Mexico City
Mar. 8: Thousands of women of all ages marched on International Women’s Day in Mexico City, and there was a robust police presence. A group of protesters gave female police officers white roses in an expression of solidarity. (VICTORIA VALTIERRA/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Oaxaca city, Oaxaca

Woman pouring drinks into cups
Mar. 8: On the fourth Friday of Lent, in the city of Oaxaca the Day of the Samaritan is celebrated. In commemoration of the Biblical story of Jesus in Samaria, in which a woman gives him water from a well to quench his thirst, fruit waters are given away to locals in this tradition. (CAROLINA JIMÉNEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

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Department of Justice building

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