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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2019-12-29 14:59:59

From continuing protests in Chile to Christmas celebrations 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.

Venezuela's National Assembly President and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido pose for a photo during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido, the hand-picked successor to then-detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, leapt onto the stage in January at a dark moment in the once-wealthy nation's history. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Venezuela's National Assembly President and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido pose for a photo during an interview in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido, the hand-picked successor to then-detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, leapt onto the stage in January at a dark moment in the once-wealthy nation's history. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Zaida Bravo, who suffers Parkinson's disease and is malnourished, waits for dinner on her dirty mattress in her one-room living quarters in Maracaibo, Venezuela. The 48-year-old's sister Ana Bravo brings her food when she can, but for the last four years, the older sister has had trouble affording even rice or cornmeal.
Zaida Bravo, who suffers Parkinson's disease and is malnourished, waits for dinner on her dirty mattress in her one-room living quarters in Maracaibo, Venezuela. The 48-year-old's sister Ana Bravo brings her food when she can, but for the last four years, the older sister has had trouble affording even rice or cornmeal. "We can't find her medicine or even know how to help her, so we're letting what happens to happen," Ana Bravo, 57, said. "Sometimes, I'm afraid to go inside and find her dead." (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Locals launch fireworks from the steps of Saint Thomas church during a celebration honouring the patron saint of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The church is built atop a former sacred Maya site and incorporates the temple's 18 steps, each representing a month of the Mayan calendar. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Locals launch fireworks from the steps of Saint Thomas church during a celebration honouring the patron saint of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The church is built atop a former sacred Maya site and incorporates the temple's 18 steps, each representing a month of the Mayan calendar. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Anti-government demonstrators run away from a cloud of teargas during clashes with the police in Santiago, Chile. Chile is a celebrating second full month of unprecedented social revolt that has not only altered the country's political landscape but has also pushed a referendum on the reform of the country's dictatorship. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Anti-government demonstrators run away from a cloud of teargas during clashes with the police in Santiago, Chile. Chile is a celebrating second full month of unprecedented social revolt that has not only altered the country's political landscape but has also pushed a referendum on the reform of the country's dictatorship. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Ana Paez sits by the grave of her son Eduardo Garzon at a cemetery in Bogota, Colombia. Paez is a member of the Mothers of Soacha, an organization comprised of the relatives of men allegedly killed by the military and falsely identified as guerrillas to boost reported body counts. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Ana Paez sits by the grave of her son Eduardo Garzon at a cemetery in Bogota, Colombia. Paez is a member of the Mothers of Soacha, an organization comprised of the relatives of men allegedly killed by the military and falsely identified as guerrillas to boost reported body counts. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
People gather around a giant baby Jesus statue in preparation for Christmas Eve in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
People gather around a giant baby Jesus statue in preparation for Christmas Eve in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Family members wait outside the prison gate for news from their imprisoned relatives, outside the Tela prison where at least 18 inmates were killed on Friday, in Tela, Honduras. The violence came several days after Honduras declared a state of emergency in its prison system. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Family members wait outside the prison gate for news from their imprisoned relatives, outside the Tela prison where at least 18 inmates were killed on Friday, in Tela, Honduras. The violence came several days after Honduras declared a state of emergency in its prison system. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
Fans of Brazil's Flamengo soccer team watch a live broadcast of the FIFA Club World Cup final soccer match against England's Liverpool, at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Fans of Brazil's Flamengo soccer team watch a live broadcast of the FIFA Club World Cup final soccer match against England's Liverpool, at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
The Bishop of Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Salvador Rengel, receives the family members of 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, carrying posters of their missing loved ones, during Mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Family members continue to call for justice five years after the Ayotzinapa students were allegedly taken from buses by local police and turned over to a drug gang. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
The Bishop of Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, Salvador Rengel, receives the family members of 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, carrying posters of their missing loved ones, during Mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Family members continue to call for justice five years after the Ayotzinapa students were allegedly taken from buses by local police and turned over to a drug gang. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Forensic workers cover the bodies of passengers that perished in bus that crashed with a trailer truck in Gualan, Guatemala. The accident killed at least 21 people and left a dozen wounded, according to the national disaster agency. (AP Photo/Carlos Cruz)
Forensic workers cover the bodies of passengers that perished in bus that crashed with a trailer truck in Gualan, Guatemala. The accident killed at least 21 people and left a dozen wounded, according to the national disaster agency. (AP Photo/Carlos Cruz)
Former soccer great Diego Maradona flashes victory signs to fans below at the Casa Rosada government house after meeting with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)
Former soccer great Diego Maradona flashes victory signs to fans below at the Casa Rosada government house after meeting with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)
A woman places flowers on the grave of a person who died during the 1989 US military invasion that ousted Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, on the 30th anniversary of the invasion in Panama City. According to official figures, 300 Panamanian soldiers and 214 civilians died during the invasion, though the number remains controversial and human rights groups believe it is much higher. Twenty-three U.S. soldiers also perished. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
A woman places flowers on the grave of a person who died during the 1989 US military invasion that ousted Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, on the 30th anniversary of the invasion in Panama City. According to official figures, 300 Panamanian soldiers and 214 civilians died during the invasion, though the number remains controversial and human rights groups believe it is much higher. Twenty-three U.S. soldiers also perished. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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