Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: Mexicali to San Cristóbal de las Casas

Take a visual tour of Mexico — from demonstrations in Monterrey to the early jacaranda blossoms in Mexico City — with this selection of pictures from the week.

Monterrey, Nuevo León

Feb. 18: Citizens and civil society organizations gathered to demonstrate in “defense of our democracy” in cities around Mexico, as seen here in Monterrey. (GABRIELA PÉREZ MONTIEL / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Toluca, México state

Feb. 18: A view of the Xinantécatl volcano from the city of Toluca after cold front 35 brought snowfall to the peaks. (CRISANTA ESPINOSA AGUILAR /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Ocoyoacac, México state

Pilgrims leave Ocoyoacac, México state
Feb. 20: Pilgrims left for an annual journey to the Guadalupe Basilica in Mexico City from México state. (CRISANTA ESPINOSA AGUILAR /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexicali, Baja California

Feb. 21: A Baja California missing persons search collective found human bones in the desert near Mexicali in the same place where last week two trucks were found buried in the dunes, one of which was riddled with bullet holes. (ISABEL LÓPEZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Cuitzeo, Michoacán

Feb. 21: One of the main economic activities in this region used to be fishing, but today the lake of Cuitzeo is nearly dried up as a result of drought. (JUAN JOSÉ ESTRADA SERAFÍN /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexico City

Feb. 22: One of the most well-known signs of spring in Mexico City is purple jacaranda blossoms, which have started to bloom early this year. (ANDREA MURCIA /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tapachula, Chiapas

Feb. 23: The “Street Brigade to help Women” organization offers medical assistance to migrants at the national refugee commission offices in Tapachula. (DAMIÁN SÁNCHEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

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Migrants ride a freight train through the desert

Mexico saw unprecedented numbers of undocumented migrants arrive in 2023 

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In, 2023, Mexico also received record-breaking numbers of asylum applications and documented arrivals.
A couple brings their own shade to a Mexico City park in late March.

First heat wave of the season brings scorching temperatures across Mexico

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The same heat wave that brought record temperatures to Mexico City will keep temperatures high in much of Mexico this week.
The YouTuber known as El Purepeche's documentation of Lake Patzcuaro's dry lakebed drew the attention of web denizens across a range of social media platforms.

Viral video raises alarms about a disappearing Lake Pátzcuaro

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Drought and water theft have depleted Michoacán's Lake Pátzcuaro, putting at risk the livelihoods of locals who work in fishing and tourism.