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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2019-12-08 10:49:05

From continuing protests in Chile to rising tensions in Columbia, the continent witnessed an eventful week. This photo gallery highlights some of the top events in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

Women perform the feminist anthem,
Women perform the feminist anthem, "Un violador en tu camino" or "A rapist in your path," in a demonstration against gender-based violence, at Cinelandia Square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The blindfolded women chant the words that include: "The fault wasn't mine, nor where I was, nor how I was dressed. You're the rapist," originated by the Chilean feminist collective Las Tesis. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Police drag a detained anti-government protester to a paddy wagon, in Santiago, Chile. Protests sparked by a subway far hike quickly broadened into a social movement demanding greater equality. Most protests have been peaceful, but many evolved into violence, with arson, looting and clashes between masked protesters and security forces. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Police drag a detained anti-government protester to a paddy wagon, in Santiago, Chile. Protests sparked by a subway far hike quickly broadened into a social movement demanding greater equality. Most protests have been peaceful, but many evolved into violence, with arson, looting and clashes between masked protesters and security forces. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
A man pulls a cart full of merchandise past the National Palace, as military police stand guard during a private meeting between US Attorney General William Barr and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico City. The two met behind closed doors Thursday, about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A man pulls a cart full of merchandise past the National Palace, as military police stand guard during a private meeting between US Attorney General William Barr and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Mexico City. The two met behind closed doors Thursday, about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested his government could classify Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A supporter of National Party presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou, celebrates in Montevideo, Uruguay. Rival candidate Daniel Martinez conceded defeat after the second round of voting. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
A supporter of National Party presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou, celebrates in Montevideo, Uruguay. Rival candidate Daniel Martinez conceded defeat after the second round of voting. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Nicaraguan Vilma Castro holds a photograph of her missing son Elias Gutierrez, during a press conference held by the mothers of disappeared migrants, in Mexico City. A convoy, mostly comprised of women from Central America, annually travels through Mexico to search for their relatives who left for a better life and then disappeared on their journey to the US. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Nicaraguan Vilma Castro holds a photograph of her missing son Elias Gutierrez, during a press conference held by the mothers of disappeared migrants, in Mexico City. A convoy, mostly comprised of women from Central America, annually travels through Mexico to search for their relatives who left for a better life and then disappeared on their journey to the US. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
School uniform ensembles are displayed in the Centre Classique Don Bosco school office in Petion-Ville, Haiti.  Thousands of Haitian children began to return to school Monday after months of violent unrest forced schools to shut around the country. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
School uniform ensembles are displayed in the Centre Classique Don Bosco school office in Petion-Ville, Haiti.  Thousands of Haitian children began to return to school Monday after months of violent unrest forced schools to shut around the country. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Portraits of former mayors hang on a City Hall wall riddled with bullet holes after a gun battle, in Villa Union, Mexico. Dozens of pickup trucks crowded with armed men and mounted machine guns roared into Villa Union on Saturday. What followed were hours-long gun battles between a cartel force and state police that left 23 people dead. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Portraits of former mayors hang on a City Hall wall riddled with bullet holes after a gun battle, in Villa Union, Mexico. Dozens of pickup trucks crowded with armed men and mounted machine guns roared into Villa Union on Saturday. What followed were hours-long gun battles between a cartel force and state police that left 23 people dead. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Members of the Indigenous Guard wait for the start of a protest march against President Ivan Duque, in Bogota, Colombia. Duque 's government has agreed to an independent dialogue with labour and student groups that have convoked two national strikes. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Members of the Indigenous Guard wait for the start of a protest march against President Ivan Duque, in Bogota, Colombia. Duque 's government has agreed to an independent dialogue with labour and student groups that have convoked two national strikes. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
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