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Rodrigo Oropeza     


Hurricane Otis.

Puerto Marques, two days after Otis.

On October 24, 2023, Hurricane Otis, a category 5 storm, struck the Mexican Pacific coast with devastating force, claiming the lives of at least 50 people and leaving the city of Acapulco in ruins. Otis was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded on the Mexican Pacific coast.

Before and after.

After Hurricane Otis hit Acapulco, residents are struggling to restore their daily lives amidst debris and damaged structures. These photos show a comparison of the exact locations four months later.


Every year, the Purepecha Indigenous people from different regions of Michoacan State celebrate the Fuego Nuevo Purepecha (Purepecha’s New Fire), a fire lighting ceremony to mark the start of the new year.

Purepecha's New Fire.

In November 2023, a group of cancer survivors from Mexico and France, many of whom had amputations, climbed the Mexican volcano called "Citlaltépetl", which means Mount of the Star, the highest peak in Mexico at 5,610 meters above sea level.

To October 2023, there was more than 10,000 migrants, mostly Venezuelans, waiting in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez to attempt to cross into the United States. The Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez is known for having one of the largest populations of migrants in the country.

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