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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2019-10-18 16:42:55

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

A girl lies surrounded by candles and designs of white powder during a ceremony on Sorte Mountain where followers of indigenous goddess Maria Lionza gather annually in Venezuela's Yaracuy state. Believers congregated for rituals on the remote mountainside where devotees make an annual pilgrimage to pay homage to the goddess, seeking spiritual connection and physical healing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A girl lies surrounded by candles and designs of white powder during a ceremony on Sorte Mountain where followers of indigenous goddess Maria Lionza gather annually in Venezuela's Yaracuy state. Believers congregated for rituals on the remote mountainside where devotees make an annual pilgrimage to pay homage to the goddess, seeking spiritual connection and physical healing. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A man walks past a mural being painted by students from the National School of the Arts to express solidarity with those killed during a month of protests demanding the president's resignation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A man walks past a mural being painted by students from the National School of the Arts to express solidarity with those killed during a month of protests demanding the president's resignation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A model wears a creation from the Angela Brito collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
A model wears a creation from the Angela Brito collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
A woman cries on a flag-draped coffin that contains the remains of a 16-year-old boy killed during a month of demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel Moïse, at a joint funeral in a public plaza near the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Funerals for 11 of at least 20 people killed were held in six cities, including the capital of Port-au-Prince, where at least two people were injured in a protest that broke out when presidential guards tried to block a road near where hundreds had gathered around the coffins of two victims. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A woman cries on a flag-draped coffin that contains the remains of a 16-year-old boy killed during a month of demonstrations aimed at ousting President Jovenel Moïse, at a joint funeral in a public plaza near the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Funerals for 11 of at least 20 people killed were held in six cities, including the capital of Port-au-Prince, where at least two people were injured in a protest that broke out when presidential guards tried to block a road near where hundreds had gathered around the coffins of two victims. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Cousins, ages 8 and 10, pluck a small bird before chopping off the wings and head to prepare it to be cooked, in the Cite Soleil neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Residents of Cite Soleil say their already limited access to basic services, work, and security has only been declining, and many are participating in the protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Cousins, ages 8 and 10, pluck a small bird before chopping off the wings and head to prepare it to be cooked, in the Cite Soleil neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Residents of Cite Soleil say their already limited access to basic services, work, and security has only been declining, and many are participating in the protests calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A heron balances on a rope that ties a fishing boat to the dock at the Ver-o-Peso riverside market in Belém, Brazil. Belém is located on Guajara Bay which is formed by the confluence of the Para and Guama Rivers. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A heron balances on a rope that ties a fishing boat to the dock at the Ver-o-Peso riverside market in Belém, Brazil. Belém is located on Guajara Bay which is formed by the confluence of the Para and Guama Rivers. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Venezuelan migrant Freddy Brito, who lost a leg when he has shot years ago at a party in Venezuela, hops across Brazil Avenue in Lima, Peru. Brito's prosthetic leg attaches to his knee and requires a liner that should be replaced every six months but is now three years old. It cuts into his skin so painfully that he chooses not to wear it, hopping around Lima on one foot instead. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Venezuelan migrant Freddy Brito, who lost a leg when he has shot years ago at a party in Venezuela, hops across Brazil Avenue in Lima, Peru. Brito's prosthetic leg attaches to his knee and requires a liner that should be replaced every six months but is now three years old. It cuts into his skin so painfully that he chooses not to wear it, hopping around Lima on one foot instead. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
A performer, her mouth covered with black tape and the Portuguese word for
A performer, her mouth covered with black tape and the Portuguese word for "Censorship" placed over her chest, takes part in a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hundreds of people rallied on Friday as part of a growing outcry against the perceived creep of restrictions on artistic freedom under Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro. The demonstration was organized by Aquela Cia. de Teatro, whose award-winning play was abruptly halted in September. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Protesters celebrate the announcement that the government cancelled an austerity package that triggered violent protests, in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel the disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left several people dead. (AP Photo/ Dolores Ochoa)
Protesters celebrate the announcement that the government cancelled an austerity package that triggered violent protests, in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel the disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left several people dead. (AP Photo/ Dolores Ochoa)
Soldiers guard El Arbolito park in Quito, Ecuador. President Lenin Moreno ordered the army onto the streets of Ecuador's capital Saturday to enforce a curfew after a week and a half of protests over fuel prices devolved into violent incidents, with masked protesters attacking a television station, newspaper and the national auditor's office. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Soldiers guard El Arbolito park in Quito, Ecuador. President Lenin Moreno ordered the army onto the streets of Ecuador's capital Saturday to enforce a curfew after a week and a half of protests over fuel prices devolved into violent incidents, with masked protesters attacking a television station, newspaper and the national auditor's office. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Anti-government demonstrators scale the facade of a residence to reach the rooftop, looking for a better vantage point to battle with police, in Quito, Ecuador. Protests, which began when President Lenin Moreno's decision to cut subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices, persisted for days. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Anti-government demonstrators scale the facade of a residence to reach the rooftop, looking for a better vantage point to battle with police, in Quito, Ecuador. Protests, which began when President Lenin Moreno's decision to cut subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices, persisted for days. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Security forces form a cordon around the lifeless body of Emmanuel Cheo Ngu, of Cameroon, on the shore of Boca Barra Beach, in Puerto Arista, Mexico. The 39-year-old man was travelling with a group of people in a small boat when it overturned on the southern coast of Mexico, in the Pacific Ocean. Several passengers were rescued but a few remain missing. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)
Security forces form a cordon around the lifeless body of Emmanuel Cheo Ngu, of Cameroon, on the shore of Boca Barra Beach, in Puerto Arista, Mexico. The 39-year-old man was travelling with a group of people in a small boat when it overturned on the southern coast of Mexico, in the Pacific Ocean. Several passengers were rescued but a few remain missing. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)
Firefighters rescue a woman from a building that collapsed in Fortaleza, Ceara state, Brazil. A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, killing at least three people City authorities informed several others are under the debris, and some of them are communicating with relatives and rescue teams by telephone. (Kleber Goncalves/Futura Press via AP)
Firefighters rescue a woman from a building that collapsed in Fortaleza, Ceara state, Brazil. A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, killing at least three people City authorities informed several others are under the debris, and some of them are communicating with relatives and rescue teams by telephone. (Kleber Goncalves/Futura Press via AP)
Dancers prepare for a class at the National Ballet School, in Havana, Cuba. The revered ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday, at age 98. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Dancers prepare for a class at the National Ballet School, in Havana, Cuba. The revered ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday, at age 98. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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