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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2020-02-09 11:13:56

From continuing protests in Chile to the plight of the indigenous population in Brazil, 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 small group of anti-government protesters set a section of the stadium on fire during the Copa Libertadores soccer game between Universidad de Chile and Brazil's SC Internacional, 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/Luis Hidalgo)
A small group of anti-government protesters set a section of the stadium on fire during the Copa Libertadores soccer game between Universidad de Chile and Brazil's SC Internacional, 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/Luis Hidalgo)
A young man strikes a pose showing off his muscles, framed by a pull-up bar in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A young man strikes a pose showing off his muscles, framed by a pull-up bar in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
People participate in a ritual for the African sea goddess Yemanja, at a beach in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thousands of worshippers come to the beach on Yemanja's feast day, bearing candles, flowers, perfumes and fruit to show their gratitude for her blessings. The celebration coincides with the Roman Catholic Feb. 2 feast day of the Virgin of Candelaria. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
People participate in a ritual for the African sea goddess Yemanja, at a beach in Montevideo, Uruguay. Thousands of worshippers come to the beach on Yemanja's feast day, bearing candles, flowers, perfumes and fruit to show their gratitude for her blessings. The celebration coincides with the Roman Catholic Feb. 2 feast day of the Virgin of Candelaria. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Commuters ride the subway in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was in the chamber when President Donald Trump called him
Commuters ride the subway in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was in the chamber when President Donald Trump called him "the true and legitimate president of Venezuela" during his State of the Union speech on Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
A homeless man sleeps in the plaza across the street from Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Senators will debate a government-proposed bill on Wednesday to renegotiate the restructuring of the nation's $100 billion debt, which officials say is not payable amid a deep recession. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
A homeless man sleeps in the plaza across the street from Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Senators will debate a government-proposed bill on Wednesday to renegotiate the restructuring of the nation's $100 billion debt, which officials say is not payable amid a deep recession. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Flower petals fall as family and friends grieve around the grave of community activist Homero Gomez Gonzalez in Ocampo, Michoacan state, Mexico. Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral on Friday, and the homage to the anti-logging activist was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Flower petals fall as family and friends grieve around the grave of community activist Homero Gomez Gonzalez in Ocampo, Michoacan state, Mexico. Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral on Friday, and the homage to the anti-logging activist was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Argentina's goalkeeper Facundo Cambeses, left, and Claudio Bravo, centre, battle for the ball with Uruguay's Juan Ramirez during a South America Olympic qualifying U23 soccer match at the Alfonso Lopez Stadium in Bucaramanga, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Argentina's goalkeeper Facundo Cambeses, left, and Claudio Bravo, centre, battle for the ball with Uruguay's Juan Ramirez during a South America Olympic qualifying U23 soccer match at the Alfonso Lopez Stadium in Bucaramanga, Colombia. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
In this January 25, 2020, photo released by Galapagos National Park a helicopter transports tortoises near Wolf Volcano on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The National Park announced on January 31, 2020, that an expedition to the foothills of the highest active volcano in the Galapagos Islands located a young female tortoise and she is a direct descendant of a giant tortoise species considered extinct. (Tui De Roy/Galapagos National Park via AP)
In this January 25, 2020, photo released by Galapagos National Park a helicopter transports tortoises near Wolf Volcano on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. The National Park announced on January 31, 2020, that an expedition to the foothills of the highest active volcano in the Galapagos Islands located a young female tortoise and she is a direct descendant of a giant tortoise species considered extinct. (Tui De Roy/Galapagos National Park via AP)
A Guarani Mbya man smokes a pipe next to a cut tree as he occupies land as a protest against real estate developer Tenda which plans to build apartment buildings here, next to his indigenous community's land in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In response to an injunction filed by the builder, a judge has authorized the eviction of the indigenous protesters from the builder's property. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A Guarani Mbya man smokes a pipe next to a cut tree as he occupies land as a protest against real estate developer Tenda which plans to build apartment buildings here, next to his indigenous community's land in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In response to an injunction filed by the builder, a judge has authorized the eviction of the indigenous protesters from the builder's property. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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