The Rocket Man

Photos: Ernesto J. Torres

Deep in the hills of Aguaje del Zapote, the community that borders Chila and the Manialtepec lagoon, stands a warehouse, far from any homes. This is where the rocket man Raymundo Laureano Méndez Sánchez puts together and stores toritos and other fireworks.

For don Raymundo fireworks are more than just a business, its his passion. Every time he puts on a show for a fiesta or wedding or quinceañera, he focuses on the reaction of the crowd. He has been doing this for 21 years, and he is federally licensed to practice his craft.

You can send him a WhatsApp at 954 540 8792

Agua Dulce, Bajos de Chila
Agua Dulce, Bajos de Chila
Barbara Schaffer y Raymundo Laureano Méndez Sánchez, Agua Dulce, Bajos de Chila

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