Alexa

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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

In this Saturday, July 12, 2014 photo, a migrant girl on her way to the U.S. border, waits for a freight train to depart in Ixtepec, Mexico. Judging b...
In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, a clown performs with a dog wearing a lion's costume, during a free public show to protest Mexico City's ban on ...
In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, a visitor pets a horse during the Rural Society's annual exposition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibition ta...
In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, shoes that are part of La Morenada dance costumes, sit ready before the start of festivities honoring Santiago Ap...
In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, patients of Larco Herrera Psychiatric Hospital, perform in their own Peruvian Independence Day parade on hospi...
In this Sunday, July 20, 2014 photo, children in military uniforms eat their snacks as they watch a military parade marking Colombia's 204th anniversa...
In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, Juan Mercier of Argentina's San Lorenzo celebrates after scoring against Bolivia's Bolivar during a Copa Liber...
In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives to address Mexican and Japanese press and dignitaries, at the National ...
In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, a resident waits to be transported to a new home after being evicted from the world's tallest slum, the Tower of...
IN this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, images of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar, left, Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and Jesus Chr...
In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, musicians make their way to a staging area to participate in the festivities honoring Santiago Apostol, or St. Ja...
In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, Elsa Ramirez, 27, deported a day earlier from the United States, stands just inside the doorway of her mother's...
In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, supporters placed life-size cardboard cutouts of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez outside the Justice Palace a...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Saturday, July 12, 2014 photo, a migrant girl on her way to the U.S. border, waits for a freight train to depart in Ixtepec, Mexico. Judging b...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, a clown performs with a dog wearing a lion's costume, during a free public show to protest Mexico City's ban on ...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Monday, July 21, 2014 photo, a visitor pets a horse during the Rural Society's annual exposition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibition ta...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, shoes that are part of La Morenada dance costumes, sit ready before the start of festivities honoring Santiago Ap...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, patients of Larco Herrera Psychiatric Hospital, perform in their own Peruvian Independence Day parade on hospi...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Sunday, July 20, 2014 photo, children in military uniforms eat their snacks as they watch a military parade marking Colombia's 204th anniversa...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, Juan Mercier of Argentina's San Lorenzo celebrates after scoring against Bolivia's Bolivar during a Copa Liber...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives to address Mexican and Japanese press and dignitaries, at the National ...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, a resident waits to be transported to a new home after being evicted from the world's tallest slum, the Tower of...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

IN this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, images of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar, left, Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez and Jesus Chr...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Friday, July 25, 2014 photo, musicians make their way to a staging area to participate in the festivities honoring Santiago Apostol, or St. Ja...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, Elsa Ramirez, 27, deported a day earlier from the United States, stands just inside the doorway of her mother's...

The Week That Was in Latin America Photo Gallery

In this Wednesday, July 23, 2014 photo, supporters placed life-size cardboard cutouts of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez outside the Justice Palace a...

The beginning of the end came for the world's tallest slum last week when Venezuelan officials began evicting thousands of squatters from a haphazard community inside a half-built Caracas skyscraper. Residents boarded buses for government-provided apartments in the town of Cua, 23 miles (37 kilometers) south of Caracas.

Associated Press journalists Sonia Perez and Esteban Felix introduced us to Elsa Ramirez, a Honduran recently deported from the U.S. Her husband was killed by co-workers involved in cocaine trafficking, and then the killers came looking for her. Ramirez had seen Facebook messages and heard from relatives that mothers with children would be allowed to stay in the U.S. if they made it over the border, so she headed off with her young daughter and son. But she was sent right back to where she started, the badlands of Honduras.

In Mexico, circus workers are fighting a growing movement to ban the use of animals in performances. Circus performers gave a free public show in Mexico City's main plaza to protest the city's ban. Animal rights activists say they are fighting abuses of animals used in circuses. Circus people say they are closely regulated and inspected, and they feel Mexico City's new ban unfairly singles them out.

An estimated 2,700 dancers gathered in Guaqui, Bolivia, to perform a well-known Andean folk dance, La Morenada. According to anthropologists, the dance is a satire, inspired by the suffering of black slaves who were brought to Bolivia to work in Andean silver mines.

___

Associated Press photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6jo

___

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


Updated : 2021-04-11 05:28 GMT+08:00