Mexico hosts a fun fiesta, China bids farewell to ambassador

Mexican Ambassador Agustin Garcia-Lopez Loaeza yells, "Viva Mexico!" while holding his country's flag at his country's Sept. 15 national day party in his backyard. Jake Wright photo

Honduran Ambassador Sofia Cerrato with Marcela Lopez Bravo, ambassador of Peru, with Peruvian assistant military and defence attaché Col. Eduardo Malca Valverde. Chelsea Nash photo

Guests dance in a circle holding hands as the party goes on at Mexico's national day celebration. Chelsea Nash photo

Costa Rican Ambassador Roberto Dormond poses with his spouse, Gabriela Carazo Barrantes while dancing to the mariachi band at the Mexican ambassador's residence. Chelsea Nash photo

Mr. Garcia-Lopez delivers remarks to the crowd and to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ian Shugart, right, beside his spouse, Katya Anaya de la Fuente. Jake Wright photo

The mariachi band provided a Latin atmosphere for the evening. Jake Wright photo

Mr. Garcia-Lopez and Ms. Anaya de la Fuente share a dance. Jake Wright photo

Some of the tequila available for tasting at Mexico's Independence Day. Jake Wright photo

Korean minister and deputy chief of mission In Kyu Park, with Frank Ming-Cheng Lin, deputy representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada, as he snacks on some churros. Chelsea Nash photo

Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, with Jiang Yili and her spouse, Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui, at China's national day party and farewell to the ambassador. Sam Garcia photo

Ghana's High Commissioner Sulley Gariba, with his spouse Neo, Ms. Jiang and Mr. Luo, at the Sept. 14 event at the Chateau Laurier. Sam Garcia photo

Mr. Luo speaks with Slovenian Ambassador Marjan Cencen. Sam Garcia photo