He worked in both painting and sculpture, specialising in combining sculpture as mural and created sculpted murals in metal for public and private buildings.
Culture is a natural bridge for peoples to interact and become aware of the common and distinguishing features of their societies, he said, noting that promoting and encouraging the exchange of cultural dialogue with the rest of the world is one of the key mandates of Mexican Cultural Diplomacy.
The mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, Víctor Hugo Sosa, in a ritual to ask for abundance for his people, married a female alligator and then agreed to the request that was heard on more than one occasion during Thursday's wedding, bending down to planting his lips on the small animal's snout, which had been tethered presumably to prevent unwanted bites.
A powerful earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday, shaking buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City on the anniversary of two major tremors in 1985 and 2017, seismologists said.
Zacatecas, Gov. David Monreal confirmed the killing of Juan Carlos Muñiz, who covered crime for the online news site Testigo Minero in Fresnillo. Alfredo Valadez, also a journalist, said Muñiz also drove a taxi in the city to make ends meet.
Marines flushed out Caro Quintero with a bloodhound in a far-flung corner of the northwestern state of Sinaloa, one of Mexico's drug-trafficking heartlands, before the Black Hawk chopper came down as it was about to land further south.
Coahuila state Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme told local media four of the dead were police officers killed in the initial confrontation, and that several municipal workers were missing.
Videos posted online show the 290-metre Glory slowly arcing through the azure water off Cozumel toward the 294-meter Legend, then making impact with a loud boom.
About 485 miles (780 km) south-southeast of Cameron, Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles (155 km) per hour, the hurricane will move over the central Gulf of Mexico later on Thursday.