Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: From Tijuana to Xalapa

Take a visual tour of the week in Mexico – from the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City to the migrant caravan from Chiapas to the WTA finals in Cancún – with this selection of pictures from around the country.

Mexico City

Nov. 4: The massive Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City. (ROGELIO MORALES /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tenango del Valle, State of México

Nov. 6: A man watches a flock of sheep in the fields of San Francisco Putla. (CRISANTA ESPINOSA AGUILAR /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tijuana, Baja California

Nov. 6: Hundreds of people of all ages greeted the arrival of the giant marionette “Amal”, a representation of a Syrian refugee girl searching for a home, as she arrived at the Mexico-U.S. border. (OMAR MARTÍNEZ/ CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Nov. 6: The giant 28-meter tall Catrina of Puerto Vallarta was awarded the Guinness World Record for the second year in a row as the world’s tallest. (CORTESIA PROMOCIÓN TURISTICA DE PUERTO VALLARTA/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Huixtla, Chiapas

Nov. 6: A large group of migrants from the caravan that departed Tapachula blocked a road in Chiapas to demand a dialogue with Mexican immigration authorities. (DAMIÁN SÁNCHEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Xalapa, Veracruz

Protesters in Xalapa
Nov. 6: Various search collectives protested in front of the Government Palace of Veracruz. They say the government has been negligent in efforts to find and identify their missing relatives. (YERANIA ROLÓN/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Cancún, Quintana Roo

Nov. 6: The Polish player Iga Swiatek (left) won the WTA Finals in Cancún, becoming the world champion of women’s tennis. (CUARTOSCURO)

Las Vigas, Veracruz

Nov. 9: At “La Yerbabuena” ranch, the first Christmas tree of the season was cut this week. (YERANIA ROLÓN/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

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When she saw her husband struggling under the water, Zambrano jumped in to help, only to be electrocuted herself.
A group of mostly Black migrants, some of whom maybe be undocumented foreigners, walks down a Mexican highway under a bright sun.

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