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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2020-01-26 11:44:39

From continuing protests in Venezuela to rising tensions in Bolivia, 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.

Central American migrants walk before sunrise toward the Suchiate River as they leave Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and will cross the river into Mexico. Migrants hoping to reach the U.S. marooned in Guatemala waded en masse across the river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Central American migrants walk before sunrise toward the Suchiate River as they leave Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and will cross the river into Mexico. Migrants hoping to reach the U.S. marooned in Guatemala waded en masse across the river leading to Mexico in an attempt to convince authorities there to allow them passage through the country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Police detain a protester in Bogota, Colombia. Student and labour groups called for new protests as they hope to reignite demonstrations against President Ivan Duque that brought thousands to the streets late last year with a wide range of grievances with his conservative government. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Police detain a protester in Bogota, Colombia. Student and labour groups called for new protests as they hope to reignite demonstrations against President Ivan Duque that brought thousands to the streets late last year with a wide range of grievances with his conservative government. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Asian elephant Mara dusts herself inside the former city zoo now known as Ecopark in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mara will leave her enclosure and be moved to a special sanctuary in Brazil, but before her trip to the neighbouring country expected to take place in March, the 55-year-old is undergoing a training process to prepare her for confinement during the 2,500 kilometres road trip, that will last two or three days. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)
Asian elephant Mara dusts herself inside the former city zoo now known as Ecopark in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mara will leave her enclosure and be moved to a special sanctuary in Brazil, but before her trip to the neighbouring country expected to take place in March, the 55-year-old is undergoing a training process to prepare her for confinement during the 2,500 kilometres road trip, that will last two or three days. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)
A young woman covers her face while protesting outside the La Fortaleza executive mansion in Old San Juan, demanding the resignation of Governor Wanda Vazquez after the discovery of an old warehouse filled with unused emergency supplies in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anger erupted on Saturday after an online blogger posted a live video of the warehouse in the southern coastal city of Ponce filled with water bottles, cots, baby food and other basic supplies that had apparently been sitting there since Hurricane Maria battered the US territory in September 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
A young woman covers her face while protesting outside the La Fortaleza executive mansion in Old San Juan, demanding the resignation of Governor Wanda Vazquez after the discovery of an old warehouse filled with unused emergency supplies in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anger erupted on Saturday after an online blogger posted a live video of the warehouse in the southern coastal city of Ponce filled with water bottles, cots, baby food and other basic supplies that had apparently been sitting there since Hurricane Maria battered the US territory in September 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
An anti-government demonstrator shouts slogans against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera from atop a destroyed bus station in Santiago, Chile. Chile has been roiled by continuing street protests since Oct. 18, when a student protest over a modest increase in subway fares turned into a much larger and broader movement with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
An anti-government demonstrator shouts slogans against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera from atop a destroyed bus station in Santiago, Chile. Chile has been roiled by continuing street protests since Oct. 18, when a student protest over a modest increase in subway fares turned into a much larger and broader movement with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Honduran migrant girls play near Mexican National Guards where Central American migrants camp out on the Mexican shore of the Suchiate River on the border with Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Hundreds of Central American migrants are stranded in a sort of no man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse on Monday into the country and on north toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Honduran migrant girls play near Mexican National Guards where Central American migrants camp out on the Mexican shore of the Suchiate River on the border with Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Hundreds of Central American migrants are stranded in a sort of no man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from moving en masse on Monday into the country and on north toward the U.S. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
This photo published this week but taken on January 13, 2020, shows the destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales on the ground after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports centre in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The sports centre used to be named after the former president but the new government changed its name to Quillacollo, after its location. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)
This photo published this week but taken on January 13, 2020, shows the destroyed bust of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales on the ground after it was knocked down on the orders of Bolivia's sports minister, outside a sports centre in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The sports centre used to be named after the former president but the new government changed its name to Quillacollo, after its location. (Daniel James/Los Tiempos via AP)
A police officer helps transport the body of one of at least five people killed during a skirmish between illegal armed groups in Jamundi in southwest Colombia. Authorities say rebels with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia operate in the area and may have been involved. (AP Photo/Christian EscobarMora)
A police officer helps transport the body of one of at least five people killed during a skirmish between illegal armed groups in Jamundi in southwest Colombia. Authorities say rebels with the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia operate in the area and may have been involved. (AP Photo/Christian EscobarMora)
Members of the Ngabe Bugle indigenous group sit at their home in the jungle community of El Terron, Panama. A pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbour were round up by about 10 lay preachers at the hamlet on Monday and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them
Members of the Ngabe Bugle indigenous group sit at their home in the jungle community of El Terron, Panama. A pregnant woman, five of her children and a neighbour were round up by about 10 lay preachers at the hamlet on Monday and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins", authorities said. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Brazil's Robson Bambu, centre front, battles for the ball with Uruguay's Federico Vinas, second right, during a South America Olympic qualifying U23 soccer match at the Hernan Ramirez Villegas Stadium in Pereira, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Brazil's Robson Bambu, centre front, battles for the ball with Uruguay's Federico Vinas, second right, during a South America Olympic qualifying U23 soccer match at the Hernan Ramirez Villegas Stadium in Pereira, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A Mexican National Guard looks at locals crossing the Suchiate River near Ciudad Hidalgo, on the border with Guatemala. Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans travelling through Guatemala in hopes to reach US. (AP Photo/Maria Verza)
A Mexican National Guard looks at locals crossing the Suchiate River near Ciudad Hidalgo, on the border with Guatemala. Border security forces in southern Mexico were preparing Friday for the expected arrival of hundreds of Central Americans travelling through Guatemala in hopes to reach US. (AP Photo/Maria Verza)
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