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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2019-12-22 10:24:53

From continuing protests in Chile to celebrations in Colombia, 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.

Eliacer Flores, who claims he received eye injuries after being shot with a shotgun by the police during the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, poses for a portrait during a protest in front of Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile. The United Nations released on Friday a report which stated that there have been serious violations of human rights during the repression of recent protests in Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Eliacer Flores, who claims he received eye injuries after being shot with a shotgun by the police during the ongoing anti-government demonstrations, poses for a portrait during a protest in front of Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago, Chile. The United Nations released on Friday a report which stated that there have been serious violations of human rights during the repression of recent protests in Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
A federal police officer assigned to the National Guard and a migration agent help a woman off the cargo hold of a truck packed with migrants being smuggled, at an immigration checkpoint where the truck was stopped in Medellín de Bravo, Veracruz state, Mexico. The final tally of people being smuggled in the truck was 74. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
A federal police officer assigned to the National Guard and a migration agent help a woman off the cargo hold of a truck packed with migrants being smuggled, at an immigration checkpoint where the truck was stopped in Medellín de Bravo, Veracruz state, Mexico. The final tally of people being smuggled in the truck was 74. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
David Osorio, a member of the Caracas FC fan club, sings and plays the drum before a Copa Sudamerica soccer match between his team and Ecuador's Independiente del Valle at Estadio Olímpico in Caracas, Venezuela. When the Caracas Football Club plays, its supporters leave their ideological preferences and socioeconomic differences behind, joining together to support and take care of each other inside and outside the stadium. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
David Osorio, a member of the Caracas FC fan club, sings and plays the drum before a Copa Sudamerica soccer match between his team and Ecuador's Independiente del Valle at Estadio Olímpico in Caracas, Venezuela. When the Caracas Football Club plays, its supporters leave their ideological preferences and socioeconomic differences behind, joining together to support and take care of each other inside and outside the stadium. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Fight Night at the Campanillas cockfighting club, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The island of 32 lakh people has 71 cockfighting establishments in 45 municipalities licensed by the island's Department of Sports and Recreation. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Fight Night at the Campanillas cockfighting club, in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The island of 32 lakh people has 71 cockfighting establishments in 45 municipalities licensed by the island's Department of Sports and Recreation. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, right, has a laugh with Vice President Hamilton Mourao, during a military ceremony in honour of Sailor Day, in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, right, has a laugh with Vice President Hamilton Mourao, during a military ceremony in honour of Sailor Day, in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Artists perform during a mapping and pyrotechnics show coined
Artists perform during a mapping and pyrotechnics show coined "Isidro's Dream" as part of Christmas events at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus waves from a jet ski off Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Firefighters distributed Christmas gifts during an event for children with cancer. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A firefighter dressed as Santa Claus waves from a jet ski off Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Firefighters distributed Christmas gifts during an event for children with cancer. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Members of the national ballet of Cuba stretch while they watch a practice directed by Viengsay Valdes in Havana, Cuba. Valdes, the new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet, says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Members of the national ballet of Cuba stretch while they watch a practice directed by Viengsay Valdes in Havana, Cuba. Valdes, the new head of Cuba's legendary National Ballet, says she hopes to renew the institution after the death of long-time director Alicia Alonso by introducing new choreography and appearances by dancers who have emigrated to other companies. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A woman crosses a street as a young man on a bicycle stares at her in Havana, Cuba. For 60 years, Cuba's communist government has monopolized virtually every aspect of life on the island, but this year one aspect of that state monopoly has begun to loosen, and as 2019 comes to a close one of the most important of those new civil society causes is women's rights. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
A woman crosses a street as a young man on a bicycle stares at her in Havana, Cuba. For 60 years, Cuba's communist government has monopolized virtually every aspect of life on the island, but this year one aspect of that state monopoly has begun to loosen, and as 2019 comes to a close one of the most important of those new civil society causes is women's rights. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
Fisherman Jair Teixeira da Costa rows his canoe as his dogs swim beside him in the Xingu River by his home and near the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Altamira, Para state, Brazil.
Fisherman Jair Teixeira da Costa rows his canoe as his dogs swim beside him in the Xingu River by his home and near the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Altamira, Para state, Brazil. "The construction company didn't work, not at all. It was just promises," said da Costa, who is still waiting for power in his home after the construction of the world's third-biggest hydroelectric dam. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A child looks as biologist Volmer de Aguiar Salvador, dressed in a Santa Claus costume and scuba gear, swims inside the AquaRio aquarium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
A child looks as biologist Volmer de Aguiar Salvador, dressed in a Santa Claus costume and scuba gear, swims inside the AquaRio aquarium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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