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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

For this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, captured using a long exposure, a group of friends asked the photographer to take their picture as they used fl...
In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a police officer stands guard over alleged sex workers, inside an informal bar during a government raid in La Pamp...
In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a discarded bra lies on the ground outside an informal bar that allegedly employed sex workers after a government ...
In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, a woman holds a campaign poster promoting Democratic Center Party presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, dur...
In this  Wednesday, May 14, 2014 photo, Raul Piris, right, and David Mendoza of Paraguay's Nacional, celebrate at the end of their quarter final Copa ...
In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo released by the National Civil Police, masked soldiers escort a handcuffed Jairo Estuardo Orellana after his arre...
In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 photo, a girl carries a crown to be placed on a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, during a procession in her honor at the Me...
In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 photo, two men rehearse before performing at a procession during the 40th anniversary of the assassination of priest Carl...
In this Tuesday, May 13 2014 photo, former Honduran President and now congressman, Manuel Zelaya, center, is forcibly removed by riot police from the ...
In this Monday, May 12, 2014 photo, residents play soccer at the Sao Carlos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As opening day for the World Cup approache...
In this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 photo, an anti-government demonstrator is held on the ground along with others, as he is detained by the Bolivarian Na...
In this Saturday, May 10, 2014, a crowd watches from the Malecon the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series platform final round, in Havana, Cuba. The wor...
In this May 4, 2014 photo, a miner holds an amalgam of mercury and gold he mined after working a 28-hour shift at an illegal gold mining process, in L...
In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, a member of the Homeless Workers Movement carries a Brazilian flag past burning tires during a protest against t...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

For this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, captured using a long exposure, a group of friends asked the photographer to take their picture as they used fl...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a police officer stands guard over alleged sex workers, inside an informal bar during a government raid in La Pamp...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Friday, May 16, 2014 photo, a discarded bra lies on the ground outside an informal bar that allegedly employed sex workers after a government ...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, a woman holds a campaign poster promoting Democratic Center Party presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, dur...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 photo, Raul Piris, right, and David Mendoza of Paraguay's Nacional, celebrate at the end of their quarter final Copa ...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo released by the National Civil Police, masked soldiers escort a handcuffed Jairo Estuardo Orellana after his arre...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Tuesday, May 13, 2014 photo, a girl carries a crown to be placed on a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, during a procession in her honor at the Me...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 photo, two men rehearse before performing at a procession during the 40th anniversary of the assassination of priest Carl...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Tuesday, May 13 2014 photo, former Honduran President and now congressman, Manuel Zelaya, center, is forcibly removed by riot police from the ...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Monday, May 12, 2014 photo, residents play soccer at the Sao Carlos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As opening day for the World Cup approache...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 photo, an anti-government demonstrator is held on the ground along with others, as he is detained by the Bolivarian Na...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Saturday, May 10, 2014, a crowd watches from the Malecon the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series platform final round, in Havana, Cuba. The wor...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this May 4, 2014 photo, a miner holds an amalgam of mercury and gold he mined after working a 28-hour shift at an illegal gold mining process, in L...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, a member of the Homeless Workers Movement carries a Brazilian flag past burning tires during a protest against t...

Photo coverage by The Associated Press in Latin America last week looked at political conflict, anger over perceived corruption for soccer's biggest event and life as an illegal miner.

Riot police in Honduras forcibly removed former president and now congressman Manuel Zelaya and supporters from the congress building after legislators from his Libre party allegedly allowed leftist activists to enter to protest the appointment of judicial authorities.

Guatemalan lawmakers passed a resolution that denies there was any attempt to commit genocide during the country's bloody 36-year civil war. Later, a small group of protesters lined the facade of the Congress building with black-and-white photographs of the civilians killed or gone missing during the conflict.

With opening day for the World Cup nearing, Brazilians staged more protests, some complaining about the billions of dollars spent on hosting international soccer's premier tournament at a time of social hardship. This year's World Cup will be the first in the South American nation since 1950.

AP photographer Rodrigo Abd provided a look at the hard life of wildcat miners who brave dangerous conditions while sweating through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru. Their way of life is now under pressure from the government, which has begun a crackdown on such illegal mining operations.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City.


Updated : 2020-12-06 07:13 GMT+08:00