Members of Respetable Logia Simbólica Masónica Amor Fraternal No. 1 (Respectable Symbolic Fraternal Love Masonic Lodge No. 1) pay homage to Ramón Emeterio Betances y Alacán, a 19th-century political figure who fought for independence and the abolition of slavery, in a public square in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
A reporter from Chilpancingo de los Bravo places a candle in a memorial cross outside the federal attorney general’s office in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Reporters gathered to demand security after several journalists were murdered.
Olegario Hernández carves maguey plants into a gourd, or jícara, in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. Gourds have been used since pre-Hispanic times as percussion instruments and containers for food and beverages.
Zoological veterinarian Elena Robles Espíndola holds a 3-month-old spider monkey at Beaks and Feathers veterinary clinic in Puebla, Mexico. The monkey was recovering after her rescue from an animal trafficker.
Héctor Avedaño, far left, instructs, from left, Nahuel Deleva, Diana Gómez and Iara Bustamante in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Avedaño, who started teaching taekwondo outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic, now offers lessons both indoors and at parks.
Adriana Santiago Ortíz, an elementary school teacher, frees monarch butterflies from a net during a festival to celebrate the arrival of spring at The W School in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Santiago Ortíz breeds butterflies to teach her students about metamorphosis.
From left, Cuauhtémoc López, Alejo Taloca, Lorenzo López and Salvador Candelario Carrillo, members of the band Neiwana, give a free concert in a public square in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The band members sing about Wixaritari culture in their native language. “I would be singing every day,” Lorenzo López says. “I wish there were more cultural spaces in the city.”
Lydianna Dávila weaves baskets out of palm fronds at the La Goyco Community Workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dávila says she adapts ancestral skills, which she learned from her brother, to weave baskets and flowerpots.
José Rafael Flores performs a one-person play, “Josefina la gallina puso un huevo en la cocina,” in Mexico City. Flores, onstage after approximately two years of pandemic restrictions, says it’s bizarre to perform for an audience wearing face masks because he can’t see their expressions.
Raúl Morales, left, adjusts Orlando López’s costume before performing in the streets of Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico. Traditional dancers known as Parachicos perform in wooden masks and special costumes each year during Fiesta Grande.
Raúl Sánchez, left, and Miguel Ángel Martínez make equipales, traditional Mexican chairs, using padding and pigskin in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Sánchez says the trade has been difficult because many people don’t value handmade equipales and would rather buy cheaper goods.
Rodrigo Valdivia Jiménez chops away the leaves of an agave plant until just the heart, or piña, remains. Escuela de Mezcal Papalometl organized a workshop in Tecali de Herrera, Puebla, Mexico, about sustainability in the mezcal industry.
Correction: An earlier version of this caption misidentified the name of the photographed subject. Global Press Journal regrets the error.
Rosita Santiz holds her son Hugo, 1, as she walks from Tabak to Xuxch’en in Aldama, Chiapas, Mexico. Residents say that paved roads have been under construction since 2020 but have been delayed due to attacks from a Chenalhó armed group.
Roberto Muñoz performs in the historic downtown of Chihuahua, Mexico. Muñoz, who has created urban art for 10 years, considers himself a mobile work of art and calls this performance “A Soldier of Peace.”
Antonio Aprea draws stylized lines called filete, meaning threads, during a class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aprea attends fileteado workshops to socialize after experiencing a loss. “It’s important to do things so you don’t lose your intellect,” he says. “I’m 84. I’m not a child. Every moment I have is important.”
Darío Matías shares a moment with his dog, Lucky, at a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in Mexico City. Every year, a parade honors Saint Patrick’s Battalion, a group of primarily Irish immigrants who fought for the Mexican army during the war between Mexico and the United States from 1846 to 1848.
Paola Ambrosio, center, teaches a group how to make Oaxacan tamales during a workshop to celebrate Candlemas in Epazoyucan, Hidalgo, Mexico. Preparing tamales has been a traditional part of the holiday, which commemorates the presentation of Jesus at the Temple, since the fusion of pre-Hispanic and Catholic religious beliefs.
Laura Cork, originally from England, practices aerial acrobatics in Oaxaca, Mexico. Cork, who founded a fabric, hoop and trapeze school in 2021, says that people from all over the world who are visiting Oaxaca sign up for classes.
Valeria García, 16, known as Leva, competes in a women-only freestyle rap tournament in Mexico City. Leva, who has freestyled since she was 13, traveled from the northern Mexico to participate. “I decided to come to Mexico City because I was feeling very frustrated, and for me, freestyle is freeing myself,” she says.