AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

In this May 2, 2019 photo, Arelys Pulido holds her two-month-old daughter Zuleidys Antonella Primera after she had her feet prints taken for her birth

In this May 2, 2019 photo, Arelys Pulido holds her two-month-old daughter Zuleidys Antonella Primera after she had her feet prints taken for her birth

In this May 10, 2019 photo, a man prepares to throw a handful of dirt into a bucket after scooping it from the bottom of the polluted Guaire River, wh

In this May 10, 2019 photo, a man prepares to throw a handful of dirt into a bucket after scooping it from the bottom of the polluted Guaire River, wh

In this May 11, 2019 photo, Irene Vaamondez, right, dances with a neighbor as musicians play live music at a public plaza where neighbors socialize in

In this May 11, 2019 photo, Irene Vaamondez, right, dances with a neighbor as musicians play live music at a public plaza where neighbors socialize in

In this May 13, 2019 photo, reflected in a mirror, Alberto Cedeno gives his client a one dollar haircut under a road bridge where he and other barbers

In this May 13, 2019 photo, reflected in a mirror, Alberto Cedeno gives his client a one dollar haircut under a road bridge where he and other barbers

In this March 31, 2019 photo, police officers talk with family from their remote outpost outside the Balata military and police base in Peru's Tambopa

In this March 31, 2019 photo, police officers talk with family from their remote outpost outside the Balata military and police base in Peru's Tambopa

This April 3, 2019 photo, shows an aerial view of the Mega 12 police and military base in Peru's Tambopata province. Peru's government launched early

This April 3, 2019 photo, shows an aerial view of the Mega 12 police and military base in Peru's Tambopata province. Peru's government launched early

In this May 11, 2019 photo, Cuban police detain a gay rights activist taking part in an unauthorized march in Havana, Cuba. The march was organized la

In this May 11, 2019 photo, Cuban police detain a gay rights activist taking part in an unauthorized march in Havana, Cuba. The march was organized la

In this May 13, 2019 photo, tinted blood red by a thick cloud of smoke and pollution, the sun sets on the mountains above Mexico City. Mexico City's g

In this May 13, 2019 photo, tinted blood red by a thick cloud of smoke and pollution, the sun sets on the mountains above Mexico City. Mexico City's g

In this May 10, 2019 photo, a group of migrants are boated across the Chucunaque river as they arrive in Peñitas, Darien Province, Panama. Darien's ri

In this May 10, 2019 photo, a group of migrants are boated across the Chucunaque river as they arrive in Peñitas, Darien Province, Panama. Darien's ri

In this May 15, 2019 photo, demonstrators protest against a massive cut in the education budget imposed by the administration of Brazilian President J

In this May 15, 2019 photo, demonstrators protest against a massive cut in the education budget imposed by the administration of Brazilian President J

In this May 15, 2019 photo, a firefighter extinguishes a burning bus that was torched during a nation-wide education strike, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In this May 15, 2019 photo, a firefighter extinguishes a burning bus that was torched during a nation-wide education strike, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In this May 11, 2019 photo, children climb a wall to leave their home to go church for a catechism class, as a man drives a horse cart to collect dome

In this May 11, 2019 photo, children climb a wall to leave their home to go church for a catechism class, as a man drives a horse cart to collect dome

In this May 12, 2019 photo, Cruz Azul's Victor Yotun lies on the field after his team lost 1-0 to America at a Mexico soccer league match in Mexico Ci

In this May 12, 2019 photo, Cruz Azul's Victor Yotun lies on the field after his team lost 1-0 to America at a Mexico soccer league match in Mexico Ci

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

Poor residents of Caracas submerged themselves in the highly polluted waters of the Guaire River scavenging for items to sell as a way to get through Venezuela's economic travails, during another week of political stalemate between President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition headed by congress leader Juan Guaidó.

On Venezuela's border with Colombia, more and more Venezuelan women who have given birth after fleeing the crisis back home are finding their newborns are in a legal limbo, with no country to call their own.

In Peru, police and soldiers patrolled from bases set up in the Amazon jungle to chase away thousands of illegal miners who have deforested the tropical forest in search of gold.

Cuban police detained gay rights activists who had joined in an unauthorized march in Havana after the government-run gay rights organization cancelled a parade.

Mexico City's government closed schools and warned residents to remain indoors as exhaust from vehicles and smoke from forest and brush fires carpeted the metropolis in a smoky haze that alarmed even those accustomed to living with air pollution.

In Panama's Darien Province, thousands of migrants hoping to reach the U.S. sat in camps after braving the trackless jungles that separate Panama from Colombia, some groups suffering robberies, rapes and killings.

Brazilian students protested against big cuts in federal funding for the education system announced by the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Heavy rains caused rivers to overflow into several neighborhoods of Paraguay's capital.

In sports, Mexico's America soccer club defeated Cruz Azul and advanced to the semifinals if the Mexican Soccer League.

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Curated by photojournalist Jorge Saenz in Asuncion, Paraguay.