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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

AP PHOTOS: A selection of our favorite images from Latin America and the Caribbean

In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, a vacant barber chair sits in the home of Maleidy Blanco who runs a barbershop here in Havana, Cuba. After a su...
In this Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 photo, a boy plays the accordion during a musical homage to singer and composer Diomedes Diaz at the main square of V...
In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, hotels and apartment buildings line the Copacabana beach shore in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sports fans on a budg...
In this Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 photo, a man is treated after he was bit by a palometa, a type of piranha, while wading in the Parana River in Rosari...
In this Aug. 7, 2013 photo obtained by the Associated Press, Edwin Mejia sits against a wall with his hands tied behind his back while in police custo...
In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, teenage girls cool off in a water fountain in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An intense heat wave is plaguing Argenti...
In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 photo, people carry the casket containing the remains of Mapuche Indian leader Nicolasa Quintreman, during her funeral i...
In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, Uruguay's President Jose Mujica, center wearing sandals, sits between his Vice President Danilo Astori, left, a...
This Dec. 24, 2013 photo released by Lhawang Dhondup shows Kevin Armstrong, right, taking a picture of his 9-year-old son Tyler on the the summit of A...
In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 photo, a man carries a small-scaled boat filled with flowers into the waters of Copacabana beach as an offering for Ye...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, a vacant barber chair sits in the home of Maleidy Blanco who runs a barbershop here in Havana, Cuba. After a su...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 photo, a boy plays the accordion during a musical homage to singer and composer Diomedes Diaz at the main square of V...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, hotels and apartment buildings line the Copacabana beach shore in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sports fans on a budg...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 photo, a man is treated after he was bit by a palometa, a type of piranha, while wading in the Parana River in Rosari...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Aug. 7, 2013 photo obtained by the Associated Press, Edwin Mejia sits against a wall with his hands tied behind his back while in police custo...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, teenage girls cool off in a water fountain in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An intense heat wave is plaguing Argenti...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 photo, people carry the casket containing the remains of Mapuche Indian leader Nicolasa Quintreman, during her funeral i...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 photo, Uruguay's President Jose Mujica, center wearing sandals, sits between his Vice President Danilo Astori, left, a...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

This Dec. 24, 2013 photo released by Lhawang Dhondup shows Kevin Armstrong, right, taking a picture of his 9-year-old son Tyler on the the summit of A...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 photo, a man carries a small-scaled boat filled with flowers into the waters of Copacabana beach as an offering for Ye...

A photo by Associated Press photo stringer Matilde Compodonico showing Uruguayan President Jose Mujica sporting sandals alongside his suit-wearing vice president and finance minister inspired a column by Max Fisher of the Washington Post, who called the photo iconic. From Honduras, Associated Press reporter Alberto Arce described the tragedy that grew from a teenager's robbery. In Cuba a lack of customers dooms many up-and-coming retail entrepreneurs. While the sample size is small, the numbers point to a basic problem: There simply isn't enough money to support a thriving private sector on an island where salaries average $20 a month. As Colombians mourned the death of musician Diomedes Diaz, the best-known performer of the country's accordion-heavy vallenato music, the Mapuche nation in Chile grieved the loss of indigenous leader Nicolasa Quintreman, whose body had been found floating Tuesday in the Lago Ralco reservoir she tried so hard to stop. Her decade-long battle against the construction of a 155-meter-tall dam in south-central Chile was lost years ago, frustrating her wish to be buried according to Mapuche tradition in the cemetery where her ancestors rested.

Look for more of our favorite pictures every Friday, in the AP's Week That Was in Latin America-Photo Gallery.

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Updated : 2021-07-25 09:01 GMT+08:00