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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2020-02-02 10:35:33

From continuing protests in Chile to rising tensions in Peru, the continent witnessed an eventful week. This photo gallery highlights some of the top events in Latin America that were published in the past week.

A vehicle is half-buried in the mud after a landslide in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed more than 50 people. (AP Photo/Gustavo Andrade)
A vehicle is half-buried in the mud after a landslide in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed more than 50 people. (AP Photo/Gustavo Andrade)
A female police officer covered in red paint stands by during a women's protest against the latest murder of two women, in Mexico City. In past weeks, two women activists, attorney Yunuen Lopez Sanchez and Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, where murdered. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
A female police officer covered in red paint stands by during a women's protest against the latest murder of two women, in Mexico City. In past weeks, two women activists, attorney Yunuen Lopez Sanchez and Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, where murdered. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
Luis Cassiano is standing on his home's green roof in Arara Park favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cassiano said he felt the temperature rise to a point that became unbearable, and online research for a solution led him to install a green roof. (AP Photo/Renato Spyrro)
Luis Cassiano is standing on his home's green roof in Arara Park favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cassiano said he felt the temperature rise to a point that became unbearable, and online research for a solution led him to install a green roof. (AP Photo/Renato Spyrro)
A police officer cuts a pistol in half with a torch during a weapons destruction presentation in Panama City. According to Panama's police, they have seized and destroyed 589 weapons over the last six months. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
A police officer cuts a pistol in half with a torch during a weapons destruction presentation in Panama City. According to Panama's police, they have seized and destroyed 589 weapons over the last six months. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
A relative of Charlot Jeudy, the late leader of the prominent LGBTQ organization
A relative of Charlot Jeudy, the late leader of the prominent LGBTQ organization "Kouraj," cries during his funeral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. According to his friends, Jeudy's body was found at his home in the capital on November 25, 2019, and an investigation into the cause of his death is underway. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
Demonstrators protesting the death of Jorge Mora, a fan of the Colo Colo soccer team who was killed by a police vehicle, clash with police in the Pudahuel neighbourhood of Santiago, Chile. Mora was run over Tuesday by a police truck outside the Monumental Stadium after a match between Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Demonstrators protesting the death of Jorge Mora, a fan of the Colo Colo soccer team who was killed by a police vehicle, clash with police in the Pudahuel neighbourhood of Santiago, Chile. Mora was run over Tuesday by a police truck outside the Monumental Stadium after a match between Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Bolivia's Moises Villarroel celebrates scoring, from the penalty spot, his side's first goal against Uruguay during a South America Olympic qualifying U23 soccer match at Centenario stadium in Armenia, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Bolivia's Moises Villarroel celebrates scoring, from the penalty spot, his side's first goal against Uruguay during a South America Olympic qualifying U23 soccer match at Centenario stadium in Armenia, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Mexican National Guards stand watch over the Suchiate River where locals transport cargo and ferry people between Mexico and Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, a location popular for Central American migrants to cross from Guatemala to Mexico. One National Guard said it's easy to distinguish local Guatemalans who cross for ordinary workday reasons for their manner of speaking, and they're welcome
Mexican National Guards stand watch over the Suchiate River where locals transport cargo and ferry people between Mexico and Guatemala, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, a location popular for Central American migrants to cross from Guatemala to Mexico. One National Guard said it's easy to distinguish local Guatemalans who cross for ordinary workday reasons for their manner of speaking, and they're welcome "because they're neighbours." (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Visitors soak in the
Visitors soak in the "Termales de Santa Rosa" hot springs in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A supporter of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, is held back by police officers outside a courtroom in Lima, Peru. A Peruvian judge ordered 15 months of preventive detention for Keiko Fujimori while she is investigated for alleged money laundering related to the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
A supporter of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, is held back by police officers outside a courtroom in Lima, Peru. A Peruvian judge ordered 15 months of preventive detention for Keiko Fujimori while she is investigated for alleged money laundering related to the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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