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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2019-12-15 10:30:39

From continuing protests in Chile to religious festivities in Mexico, 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.

An anti-government demonstrator is sprayed by a police water cannon during a protest in Santiago, Chile. Student protests have become a nationwide call for socio-economic equality and better social services, so far forcing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An anti-government demonstrator is sprayed by a police water cannon during a protest in Santiago, Chile. Student protests have become a nationwide call for socio-economic equality and better social services, so far forcing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A freelance reporter reacts after being attacked by farmworkers who block the entrance of the Fine Arts Palace to protest against a painting showing Emiliano Zapata straddling on a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink, broad-brimmed hat, in Mexico City. The work, by painter Fabian Chairez, is part of an exhibit remembering the one hundred anniversary of the revolutionary hero death. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A freelance reporter reacts after being attacked by farmworkers who block the entrance of the Fine Arts Palace to protest against a painting showing Emiliano Zapata straddling on a horse nude, wearing high heels and a pink, broad-brimmed hat, in Mexico City. The work, by painter Fabian Chairez, is part of an exhibit remembering the one hundred anniversary of the revolutionary hero death. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez, left, embraces outgoing president Mauricio Macri after taking the oath of office at the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Argentina's new President Alberto Fernandez, left, embraces outgoing president Mauricio Macri after taking the oath of office at the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane arrive in a Chilean military aeroplane to an airbase in Punta Arenas, Chile. Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing the Drake Passage on Tuesday, hunting for the plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to an Antartica base. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane arrive in a Chilean military aeroplane to an airbase in Punta Arenas, Chile. Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing the Drake Passage on Tuesday, hunting for the plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to an Antartica base. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A woman walks past a wall painted with graffiti against Bolivia's former President Evo Morales that reads in Spanish
A woman walks past a wall painted with graffiti against Bolivia's former President Evo Morales that reads in Spanish "Evo murderer, dictator" in La Paz, Bolivia. Morales held office for nearly 14 years, starting in 2006, and twice won reelection with healthy majorities as the country's economy boomed. But he wore out the welcome for many, especially protesters who accused him of rigging this year's third reelection vote.(AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Vehicles lay at the bottom of a construction site after a road collapsed due to heavy rains in the centre of Brasilia, Brazil. There were no victims reported. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Vehicles lay at the bottom of a construction site after a road collapsed due to heavy rains in the centre of Brasilia, Brazil. There were no victims reported. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A woman joins a performance of
A woman joins a performance of "A Rapist in Your Path" at Venezuela square in Caracas, Venezuela. Born in Chile, the feminist anthem "A Rapist in Your Path" has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A dancer of the Blacks and Whites' Carnival performs during the annual meeting of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A dancer of the Blacks and Whites' Carnival performs during the annual meeting of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Pilgrims sleep in the plaza outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Officials estimated a crowd of 9.8 million in the area surrounding one of the Roman Catholic world's holiest shrines, according to national civil defence coordinator David Leon. If so, that would exceed the population of Mexico City itself. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Pilgrims sleep in the plaza outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Officials estimated a crowd of 9.8 million in the area surrounding one of the Roman Catholic world's holiest shrines, according to national civil defence coordinator David Leon. If so, that would exceed the population of Mexico City itself. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A soccer jersey worn by Lionel Messi when he trained with Newell's Old Boys youth team, in the Museum of Sport in Rosario, Argentina. Messi did not play for Newell's FC because the club did not want to pay for his hormonal treatment.
A soccer jersey worn by Lionel Messi when he trained with Newell's Old Boys youth team, in the Museum of Sport in Rosario, Argentina. Messi did not play for Newell's FC because the club did not want to pay for his hormonal treatment. "At that time there were players that looked more promising, and the bet was placed in them," said Lisandro Conte, an employee at the academy. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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