AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

In this Jan. 6, 2018 photo, opposition leader Salvador Nasralla is surrounded by supporters as he arrives for a rally where he reaffirmed his claim on

In this Jan. 5, 2018 photo, protesters try to liberate a woman detained by riot police during a protest commemorating the ten year anniversary of the

In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, David Garcia, 19, smokes a cigarette while taking a break during his first week searching the polluted Guaire River for go

In this Jan. 6, 2018 photo, a balloon carrying a child's wish for Three Kings Day gifts gets caught in a power line, in Mexico City. In Mexico, it is

In this Jan. 7, 2018 photo, hundreds of Victoria Cruziana plants float over the Salado river water in Piquete Cue, near Limpio, on Asuncion's outskirt

In this Jan. 5, 2018 photo, dressed for the traditional New Year's festival known as "La Diablada", a participant strikes a pose in Pillaro, Ecuador.

In this Jan. 10, 2018 photo, driver Stephane Peterhansel, of France, and co-driver Jean Paul Cottret, of France, race their Peugeot down a dune during

In this Jan. 6, 2018 photo, the Mitsubishi of Cristina Gutierrez Herrero and co-driver Gabriel Moiset Ferrer, both of Spain, turns over during the fir

In this Jan. 6, 2018 photo, Zala Vaidotas, right, and his co-driver Jurgelenas Saulius, both of Lithuania, jump in unison on the podium ramp during th

In this Jan. 4, 2018 photo, European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, center, boards her official car after a press conference in Havana,

In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, a boy dressed as a "Guajiro" travels in a vintage American car during a caravan marking the 59th anniversary of the arriva

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.

Drivers from around the world took off in motorcycles, cars, trucks and other vehicles to start the Dakar 2018 race, a grueling two-week competition covering nearly 9,000 kilometers (5,592 miles) across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

In Honduras, opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla and thousands of supporters marched to reaffirm his claim to victory in a disputed election marred by irregularities.

Chilean demonstrators clashed with riot police on 10th anniversary of the police killing of Mapuche indigenous activist Matias Catrileoof.

Venezuelans waded into the polluted Guaire River in Caracas searching for lost jewelry and other items they might be able to sell as a way to eke out a living during the country's economic crunch.

In Mexico City, a balloon carrying a child's wish for Three Kings Day gifts snagged in a power line.

Thousands of singing and dancing devils took over the Ecuadorean mountain town of Pillaro for six days of revelry in the streets during the annual New Year's festival known as "La Diablada."

A Cuban boy dressed as a "Guajiro" traveled in a vintage American car during a caravan marking the 59th anniversary of the arrival of Fidel Castro and his rebel army in Regla.

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Curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.

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