Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: Huachinango to Tulum

Take a visual tour of Mexico — from a religious ceremony in Puebla to the newly opened Maya Train station in Cancún — with this selection of pictures from the week.

Huachinango, Puebla

A woman holds a ceramic vessel with incense
Feb. 24: Dozens of people attended one of the religious ceremonies in honor of the patron saint of Huachinango, Puebla, Lord of the Holy Burial, which is held every year from Feb. 22 to March 3. (ESTRELLA JOSENTO/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tulum, Quintana Roo

View of the construction of Jaguar Park in Tulum
Feb. 24: The new Jaguar Park in Tulum, which includes recreational and protected areas, is getting closer to completion. The park covers around 2,913 hectares. (SEDATU/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Patti Smith in Guadalajara
Feb. 27: The “Godmother of Punk,” American singer-songwriter and poet Patti Smith attended a press conference in Guadalajara, where she participated in an immersive sound performance called Correspondences with the Soundwalk Collective. (FERNANDO CARRANZA GARCIA / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Acapulco, Guerrero

Tennis players in a match at the Mexican Open in Acapulco
Feb. 29: Australian tennis player Alex de Minaur in a match with Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Mexican Open 2024 in Acapulco. (CARLOS ALBERTO CARBAJAL/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Cancún, Quintana Roo

Cancún Maya Train station
Feb. 29: President López Obrador attended the opening of the Cancún to Playa del Carmen stretch of the Maya Train on Thursday, including the Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Cancún stations. (FOTO: ELIZABETH RUIZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexico City

Carnival celebrations in Iztapalapa, Mexico City
March 2: The beginning of the traditional carnival of the Iztapalapa borough is marked by parades of residents dressed up in traditional costumes along with musicians. (EDGAR NEGRETE LIRA/CUARTOSCURO.COM)
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