Larger than life ... detail of Diego Rivera's A Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park, featuring the artist and ...

Revolutions and revival

John Huxley is confronted by Aztec torture, violent revolutionaries and the passion of artists who painted the capital.

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Mexico day of the dead.

Alive with the dead

Oaxacan revellers find joy in remembering their loved ones during a colourful festival, writes Helen Pitt.

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Winged wonders ... a monarch at the Biosphere Reserve.

Royal highness

Sara Evans witnesses the mass movement of monarch butterflies at their annual winter mountain retreat.

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Past glories ... breakfast in the Casa de los Azulejos.

24 hours in Mexico City

Long after visiting as a child, Melanie Ball returns to the art and colour of a much-maligned but vibrant world city.

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A thousand songs ... the markets at Alameda Central.

Wild at heart and weird on top

Mexico City, the next big thing? Lance Richardson thinks so as he throws himself into a megalopolis that follows its own chaotic beat.

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