Monday, June 17, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: Monterrey to Mérida

Take a visual tour of the week in Mexico – from the snowy volcanic peaks of Mexico City’s skyline to the Maya Train in Chiapas – with this selection of pictures from around the country.

Monterrey, Nuevo León

Nov. 19: In the Bella Vía festival in Monterrey, over 50 artists created chalk pastel artwork in homage to Fernando Botero. The festival is the most important street art festival in Latin America. (GABRIELA PÉREZ MONTIEL / CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mérida, Yucatán

Nov. 20: The civic military Revolution Day parade in Mérida, Yucatán. (MARTÍN ZETINA/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Campeche, Campeche

Nov. 20: School groups and the armed forces participated in the Revolution Day parade in Campeche. (MICHAEL BALAM/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexico City

Nov. 21: The Castellers de Vilafranca created a human pyramid in the Zócalo in Mexico City as part of the celebration of Catalan Week in Mexico. (GALO CAÑAS/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Palenque, Chiapas

Nov. 22: A small communal plot (ejido) divided in two by the tracks of the Maya Train in Palenque, Chiapas. The project is just weeks away from the inauguration of its first phase. (DAMIÁN SÁNCHEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexico City

Nov. 22: Migrant families from Haiti, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela wait for appointments for days, weeks, even months in a makeshift camp by the railway tracks of the Misterios train. (GRACIELA LÓPEZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Chilpancingo, Guerrero

Nov. 24: For the fourth consecutive year, this greenhouse in the Guerrero capital has worked on rescuing the endemic poinsettia plant, cultivating 15 varieties of “nochebuena” flowers. (DASSAEV TÉLLEZ ADAME/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

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