Mexico Clown Pilgrimage

Photos by Rebecca Blackwell Hundreds of clowns belonging to various clown associations made their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 to pay their respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint. 

Homegrown, Gourmet Pot on the Rise in Mexico

Photos by Eduardo Verdugo Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff.

Close Up: Photographer Rebecca Blackwell

Rebecca Blackwell joined the AP as West Africa photographer in 2007, before moving to the Mexico City bureau in 2014.