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Most stunning pictures of the last week from Latin America and Caribbean

Updated : 2019-08-02 10:36:43

The Pan American Games, the biggest multi-sports event in the Americas, drew nearly 7,000 athletes from 41 countries as events in 61 sports got underway in Peru's capital.

Egan Bernal, a slightly built Colombian with a killer instinct on the road, won the grueling Tour de France bicycle race, becoming ate age 22 its youngest champion in the post-World War II era.

The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala's government that calls for asylum-seekers passing through the Central American nation to apply there rather than go on to the United States, touching off protests by Guatemalans who say their poor country doesn't have the resources to host migrants.

In Colombia, thousands of people dressed in wait demonstrated against an alarming wave of killings of leftist activists in the wake of the nation's peace deal.

Another burst of violence erupted at an overcrowded Brazilian prison and 58 inmates were left dead after clashes between members of rival gangs.

Brazilian journalists, artists, politicians and others gathered to show support for American editor Glenn Greenwald, who has been threatened with the possibility of jail by President Jair Bolsonaro for publishing hacked cellphone conversations between the justice minister when he was a judge and prosecutors.

Argentina's hockey players stand during the playing of the national anthems before their women's preliminaries pool WA against Canada, at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Argentina went on to win the match 3-0. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Argentina's hockey players stand during the playing of the national anthems before their women's preliminaries pool WA against Canada, at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Argentina went on to win the match 3-0. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Luciana Gil, left, and Pamela Reyes, warm up before they compete in the finals of the women's 3 meter springboard synchronized diving competition, at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Luciana Gil, left, and Pamela Reyes, warm up before they compete in the finals of the women's 3 meter springboard synchronized diving competition, at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ryan Chew of the United States eyes the shuttlecock during the badminton men's doubles semi-final against Brazil at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Ryan Chew of the United States eyes the shuttlecock during the badminton men's doubles semi-final against Brazil at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
United States' Joe Schroeder is lifted to catch the ball during a rugby seven match against Brazil at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Sunday, July 28, 2019. United States went on to win the bronze. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
United States' Joe Schroeder is lifted to catch the ball during a rugby seven match against Brazil at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Sunday, July 28, 2019. United States went on to win the bronze. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A surfer eyes a pelican flying overhead as she prepares to participate in the Pan American Games women's short board competition on Punta Rocas beach in Lima, Peru, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The sport is featured for the first time in the Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A surfer eyes a pelican flying overhead as she prepares to participate in the Pan American Games women's short board competition on Punta Rocas beach in Lima, Peru, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The sport is featured for the first time in the Games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Mervin Weiler of the U.S. pitches against Argentina in their men's softball grand final game at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Argentina defeated the U.S. 5-0 to win gold.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Mervin Weiler of the U.S. pitches against Argentina in their men's softball grand final game at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Argentina defeated the U.S. 5-0 to win gold.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Ruby Remati of the United States competes in the artistic swimming duet technical routine final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Remati and teammate Anita Alvarez went on to win a bronze medal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Ruby Remati of the United States competes in the artistic swimming duet technical routine final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Remati and teammate Anita Alvarez went on to win a bronze medal. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A hooded agronomy student protests outside the hotel where lawmakers are gathered and expected to vote on a deal that Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' government signed with Washington that would force Salvadoran and Honduran migrants to request asylum in Guatemala instead of the United States, in Guatemala City, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Critics of the deal point out that Guatemala has the same problems that are driving Hondurans and Salvadorans to flee their homes: violence, poverty, joblessness and a prolonged drought that has severely hurt farmers. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
A hooded agronomy student protests outside the hotel where lawmakers are gathered and expected to vote on a deal that Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' government signed with Washington that would force Salvadoran and Honduran migrants to request asylum in Guatemala instead of the United States, in Guatemala City, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Critics of the deal point out that Guatemala has the same problems that are driving Hondurans and Salvadorans to flee their homes: violence, poverty, joblessness and a prolonged drought that has severely hurt farmers. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Women dance during protest march against the killing of activists, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 26, 2019. Colombians took to the streets to call for an end to a wave of killings of leftist activists in the wake of the nation's peace deal. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Women dance during protest march against the killing of activists, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 26, 2019. Colombians took to the streets to call for an end to a wave of killings of leftist activists in the wake of the nation's peace deal. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
People spend their afternoon in the central park in Guatemala City, Friday, July 26, 2019. The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala that will restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America. (AP Photo/ Oliver de Ros)
People spend their afternoon in the central park in Guatemala City, Friday, July 26, 2019. The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala that will restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America. (AP Photo/ Oliver de Ros)
Brenda Contreras, Miss Transgender Beauty 2018, attends the opening 2019 event in Mexico City, late Saturday, July 27, 2019. Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for transgender people: 261 transgender women were killed from 2013 to 2018, according to a local LGBT rights group, Letra S. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
Brenda Contreras, Miss Transgender Beauty 2018, attends the opening 2019 event in Mexico City, late Saturday, July 27, 2019. Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for transgender people: 261 transgender women were killed from 2013 to 2018, according to a local LGBT rights group, Letra S. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
Nelson Haewdo, left, and Oscar Ruiz, of Paraguay's Cerro Porteno, celebrate their 2-1 victory over Argentina's San Lorenzo at the end of a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Cerro Porteno passes to the next round. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Nelson Haewdo, left, and Oscar Ruiz, of Paraguay's Cerro Porteno, celebrate their 2-1 victory over Argentina's San Lorenzo at the end of a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Cerro Porteno passes to the next round. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A young fans weeps tears of joy in Zipaquira, Colombia, Saturday, July 27, 2019, as he watches fellow Colombian Egan Bernal compete in the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race. Bernal hauled himself up from a modest upbringing in Zipaquira, a high Andean town outside Colombia's capital to the pinnacle of competitive cycling. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
A young fans weeps tears of joy in Zipaquira, Colombia, Saturday, July 27, 2019, as he watches fellow Colombian Egan Bernal compete in the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race. Bernal hauled himself up from a modest upbringing in Zipaquira, a high Andean town outside Colombia's capital to the pinnacle of competitive cycling. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez speaks to the nation, accompanied by his wife Silvana Lopez Moreira, from the Palacio de Lopez in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Paraguay and Brazil have scrapped a widely criticized agreement on sharing power from a hydroelectric dam that led to the resignation of Paraguay's foreign minister and called for the impeachment of Abdo Benitez. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez speaks to the nation, accompanied by his wife Silvana Lopez Moreira, from the Palacio de Lopez in Asuncion, Paraguay, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Paraguay and Brazil have scrapped a widely criticized agreement on sharing power from a hydroelectric dam that led to the resignation of Paraguay's foreign minister and called for the impeachment of Abdo Benitez. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
The hand of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shows keywords that read in Portuguese:
The hand of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro shows keywords that read in Portuguese: "God, Family, Brazil," during his speech at a ceremony launching the Doctors for Brazil Program, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. The Doctors for Brazil Program will supplant the Cuban doctors' initiative implemented by former President Dilma Rousseff, replacing it with Brazilian doctors. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Family members attend a burial service for an inmate who was killed in a prison riot, in Altamaria, Brazil, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. (AP Photo/Raimundo Pacco)
Family members attend a burial service for an inmate who was killed in a prison riot, in Altamaria, Brazil, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in northern Brazil Monday with 16 of the victims being decapitated, according to prison officials. (AP Photo/Raimundo Pacco)
Uruguay's former President Jose Mujica speaks to the press after attending the wake for first lady Maria Auxiliadora Delgado, wife of President Tabare Vazquez, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Delgado died of a heart attack during the early morning hours. Mujica told the media,
Uruguay's former President Jose Mujica speaks to the press after attending the wake for first lady Maria Auxiliadora Delgado, wife of President Tabare Vazquez, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Delgado died of a heart attack during the early morning hours. Mujica told the media, "When you are Tabare's age, love is a sweet habit. And what comes to us? Loneliness." (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Salvadoran migrant Luis Ortiz poses for a portrait while at work in Rosarito, Mexico, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Ortiz, who spent 25 years in prison for attempted murder, was deported in 2015 but only lasted a few months in El Salvador: he fled to Mexico after being threatened by gangs. He is now a member of the auxiliary police in Rosarito. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
Salvadoran migrant Luis Ortiz poses for a portrait while at work in Rosarito, Mexico, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Ortiz, who spent 25 years in prison for attempted murder, was deported in 2015 but only lasted a few months in El Salvador: he fled to Mexico after being threatened by gangs. He is now a member of the auxiliary police in Rosarito. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)
Women light candles during a march in favor of feminist movements, against racism and calling on state authorities to expand legal abortion rights in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event took place marking International Day of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Women light candles during a march in favor of feminist movements, against racism and calling on state authorities to expand legal abortion rights in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event took place marking International Day of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Supporters gather in front of the headquarters of the Brazilian Press Association during a protest in support of the journalist Glenn Greenwald, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Brazil's president has raised the possibility of jail for Greenwald a few days after members of his party said the American's Brazil-based internet publication was
Supporters gather in front of the headquarters of the Brazilian Press Association during a protest in support of the journalist Glenn Greenwald, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Brazil's president has raised the possibility of jail for Greenwald a few days after members of his party said the American's Brazil-based internet publication was "aligned with criminal hackers" for reporting on hacked phone calls. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges)
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