Monday, June 24, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: Playa del Carmen to Tenejapa

Take a visual tour of Mexico — from pre-Columbian marriage ceremonies in Puebla to protesters in Playa del Carmen — with this selection of pictures from the week.

Mexico City

Ballerina Elisa Carrillo gives a mass ballet class in Mexico City
Mar. 17: Ballerina Elisa Carrillo Cabrera offered a free mass ballet class in the Zócalo as part of International Women’s Day events, in which over 5,000 participated. (GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Acapulco, Guerrero

Crowds on a beach in Acapulco
Mar. 18: Tourists enjoyed the long weekend in Acapulco, where the government said hotel occupancy reached 81.6%. (CARLOS ALBERTO CARBAJAL/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexico City

Mexico City Mayor Martí Batres on a merry go round
Mar. 20: Mexico City Mayor Martí Batres attended the inauguration of the new Parque Aztlán amusement park in Mexico City. (GOBIERNO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tenejapa, Chiapas

Women collecting coffee beans in jungle
Mar. 21: Women from the Yashanal community who have worked since they were young on coffee plantations and then decided to create their own collective. Chiapas is one of the biggest coffee-producing states in Mexico. (ISABEL MATEOS/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Protesters block a road in Playa del Carmen
Mar. 22: On World Water Day, environmentalists protested the Maya Train by blocking part of highway 307. (ELIZABETH RUIZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tepeyahualco, Puebla

A couple at a pre-Columbian wedding ceremony
Mar. 21: Nine couples married in a pre-Columbian ceremony at the Cantona archaeological site on the spring equinox. (MIREYA NOVO/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Almoloya de Juárez, México State

An artisan works on a wooden figure of Judas
Mar. 22: Artisans spend over a month in the community of San Mateo Tlachichilpan preparing figurines for upcoming Easter traditions. (CRISANTA ESPINOSA AGUILAR /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

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An overhead view of buildings in Jaguar Park in Tulum

Government says construction on Jaguar Park in Tulum will be done in 2 months

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Construction is 92% complete, despite delayed environmental permits for a luxury hotel the military is building in the park.
The flags of Canada and Mexico

Canada opens 3 new visa application centers in Mexico

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Now that most Mexicans need a visa to enter Canada, there is more demand than ever for Canadian visa services.
People shelter from the rain under umbrellas and ponchos in Mexico City

Heavy rain is in the forecast across Mexico this week

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While meteorologists warn of flooding in low areas, reservoir levels in Tamaulipas and Nuevo León have gotten a much-needed boost.