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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2020-01-20 06:27:51

From celebrations in Brazil to continuing protests in Venezuela, 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.

Honduran migrant Selvin Hernandez carries Mayra Irene, the baby daughter of another migrant, as another man tries to shade her with his hand amid a group of migrants trying to make it to the United States, near El Cinchado, Guatemala  on the border with Honduras. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Honduran migrant Selvin Hernandez carries Mayra Irene, the baby daughter of another migrant, as another man tries to shade her with his hand amid a group of migrants trying to make it to the United States, near El Cinchado, Guatemala  on the border with Honduras. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
A wildfire burns on Casitagua hill, north of Quito, Ecuador. While the fire is not threatening homes, the smoke is reaching the north of Quito. (AP Photos/Dolores Ochoa)
A wildfire burns on Casitagua hill, north of Quito, Ecuador. While the fire is not threatening homes, the smoke is reaching the north of Quito. (AP Photos/Dolores Ochoa)
Bryan Lebaron, second from right, and relatives place flowers where one of the cars belonging to the extended LeBaron family was ambushed by gunmen last year near Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico. Lopez Obrador said Sunday there is an agreement to establish a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by drug gang assassins along a remote road near New Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Bryan Lebaron, second from right, and relatives place flowers where one of the cars belonging to the extended LeBaron family was ambushed by gunmen last year near Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico. Lopez Obrador said Sunday there is an agreement to establish a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by drug gang assassins along a remote road near New Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Guatemala's newly sworn-in President Alejandro Giammattei drives a vehicle as he arrives for a ceremony to recognize him as commander and chief of the military at the Mariscal Zabala military base in Guatemala City one day after his inauguration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Guatemala's newly sworn-in President Alejandro Giammattei drives a vehicle as he arrives for a ceremony to recognize him as commander and chief of the military at the Mariscal Zabala military base in Guatemala City one day after his inauguration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
A vendor carries away her salvaged merchandise from the burned ruins of the Guerite Market that was engulfed in flames in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A vendor carries away her salvaged merchandise from the burned ruins of the Guerite Market that was engulfed in flames in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Carnival King Momo, Djeferson Mendes da Silva, second from left, holds the key to the city at a ceremony marking the official start of Carnival on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
Carnival King Momo, Djeferson Mendes da Silva, second from left, holds the key to the city at a ceremony marking the official start of Carnival on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
This photo provided by Galapagos National Park shows Diego the tortoise on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. After fertilizing some 800 offspring and contributing substantially to the salvation of one of the giant turtle species of the Galapagos Islands, Diego, a tortoise who is over 100 years old, will be returned in March to his original habitat on Española Island, from where he was extracted more that eight decades ago. (Galapagos National Park via AP)
This photo provided by Galapagos National Park shows Diego the tortoise on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. After fertilizing some 800 offspring and contributing substantially to the salvation of one of the giant turtle species of the Galapagos Islands, Diego, a tortoise who is over 100 years old, will be returned in March to his original habitat on Española Island, from where he was extracted more that eight decades ago. (Galapagos National Park via AP)
People walk past a quote by Simon Bolivar that reads in Spanish:
People walk past a quote by Simon Bolivar that reads in Spanish: "If nature opposes, we will fight against her and make her obey us," near the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. There is a struggle for control of the opposition-dominated National Assembly and Venezuela as a whole, a nation suffering economic and social collapse that's led an estimated 4.5 million to emigrate. (AP Photo/Ernesto Vargas)
Cuban singer Cimafunk hugs a woman during the music conga through the streets of Old Havana within the activities of the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza festival in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Cuban singer Cimafunk hugs a woman during the music conga through the streets of Old Havana within the activities of the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza festival in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Demonstrator march against a bus fare increase in Brasilia, Brazil. Protests sparked after a bus fare hike of almost 10 percent, to 5.50 Reals, or about 1.27 U.S. dollars. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Demonstrator march against a bus fare increase in Brasilia, Brazil. Protests sparked after a bus fare hike of almost 10 percent, to 5.50 Reals, or about 1.27 U.S. dollars. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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