Elections continued to grab headlines in Latin America this past week.
Venezuelans began grappling with postelection politics as candidates took to the streets to thank supporters who gave the opposition a big victory in legislative elections over the governing socialists. Lilian Tintori, the wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, was out campaigning again to have her husband freed.
In Haiti, impending presidential and parliament runoff elections remained under attack as loyalists of some parties claimed fraud in earlier rounds of voting. Demonstrations were an almost everyday event, and protesters sometimes clashed with police or political rivals.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced off with her political nemesis in Brazil's House of Deputies, Speaker Eduardo Cunha, who is leading an attempt to impeach her.
Elsewhere in Brazil, inmates at the Central Prison in Porto Alegre are still smuggling weapons into the jail, although authorities have been able to reduce the numbers by using newly installed scanners.
A lineup of Cuban baseball superstars that included some of the island's most famous defectors made a triumphant return to Cuba as part of the first Major League Baseball visit since 1999. Religious Cubans, meanwhile, paid penance during the annual pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Lazarus In El Rincon, near Santiago de las Vegas.
Uruguayan workers were putting final touches on a sculpture of soccer player Luis Suarez that is to be erected in his hometown of Salto.
This gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.
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