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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2019-10-27 10:04:22

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 protester holds her hands up toward a police truck spraying a water canon at students and union members marching in Santiago, Chile. At least 18 people have died in the turmoil that has swept the South American nation, where the unrest began as a protest over a 4-cent increase in subway fares and soon morphed into a larger movement over growing inequality in one of Latin America's wealthiest countries. (AP Photo/Miguel Arenas)
A protester holds her hands up toward a police truck spraying a water canon at students and union members marching in Santiago, Chile. At least 18 people have died in the turmoil that has swept the South American nation, where the unrest began as a protest over a 4-cent increase in subway fares and soon morphed into a larger movement over growing inequality in one of Latin America's wealthiest countries. (AP Photo/Miguel Arenas)
A female supporter of Bolivian President Evo Morales shows her support during a march in La Paz, Bolivia. Morales said his opponents are trying to stage a coup against him as protests grow over a disputed election he claims he won outright. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A female supporter of Bolivian President Evo Morales shows her support during a march in La Paz, Bolivia. Morales said his opponents are trying to stage a coup against him as protests grow over a disputed election he claims he won outright. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
The capital city of La Paz is seen from El Alto, Bolivia. President Evo Morales declared himself the victor of the weekend election, stirring more anger among his opponents who have protested for days claiming fraud in the vote count, while the US, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia joined in calling for Bolivia to hold a runoff between the incumbent and his top challenger. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
The capital city of La Paz is seen from El Alto, Bolivia. President Evo Morales declared himself the victor of the weekend election, stirring more anger among his opponents who have protested for days claiming fraud in the vote count, while the US, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia joined in calling for Bolivia to hold a runoff between the incumbent and his top challenger. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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A man holds the Spanish sign: "Hurray for those who fight!" in front of a street blocked by a burning barricade during a protest demanding the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Calls for Hernandez's resignation came after his younger brother was convicted on drug trafficking charges in New York and testimony implicated the president in his drug enterprise. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez)
A National Guard soldier puts his hand on his shield as he blocks a protest from reaching the state electricity company headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. Demonstrators mobilized in support of the inhabitants of the western state of Zulia, which suffers daily power outages that sometimes last more than 20 hours. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A National Guard soldier puts his hand on his shield as he blocks a protest from reaching the state electricity company headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. Demonstrators mobilized in support of the inhabitants of the western state of Zulia, which suffers daily power outages that sometimes last more than 20 hours. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A demonstrator wearing a mask throws a plank of wood into a flaming barricade during anti-government protests in Santiago, Chile. The protesters have demanded improvements in education, health care and wages. Education, medicine and water in Chile are costly, and many families live on just $550 to $700 a month in earnings. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
A demonstrator wearing a mask throws a plank of wood into a flaming barricade during anti-government protests in Santiago, Chile. The protesters have demanded improvements in education, health care and wages. Education, medicine and water in Chile are costly, and many families live on just $550 to $700 a month in earnings. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Ballet shoes lay next to a dance costume during a tribute to the late ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso at the National Ballet School in Havana, Cuba. Alonso, whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, was buried in Havana's Colon cemetery. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Ballet shoes lay next to a dance costume during a tribute to the late ballerina and choreographer Alicia Alonso at the National Ballet School in Havana, Cuba. Alonso, whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, was buried in Havana's Colon cemetery. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A theatre troupe of university students perform as grade school students recite a lesson on Haiti's constitution and government during a protest calling for President Jovenel Moïse to resign so that schools can reopen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many schools around the country have been closed for more than a month as protests block roads and paralyze the economy. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A theatre troupe of university students perform as grade school students recite a lesson on Haiti's constitution and government during a protest calling for President Jovenel Moïse to resign so that schools can reopen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many schools around the country have been closed for more than a month as protests block roads and paralyze the economy. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Willian Arao of Brazil's Flamengo celebrates his team's third goal scored by teammate Gabriel at a Copa Libertadores semifinal second leg soccer match against Brazil's Gremio at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Fabio Motta)
Willian Arao of Brazil's Flamengo celebrates his team's third goal scored by teammate Gabriel at a Copa Libertadores semifinal second leg soccer match against Brazil's Gremio at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Fabio Motta)
Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou, of the National party, attend his campaign rally in San Jose, Uruguay. Uruguay will hold general elections on October 27. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou, of the National party, attend his campaign rally in San Jose, Uruguay. Uruguay will hold general elections on October 27. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Supporters of vice presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a life-size cut out image of the former president and former first lady at her closing campaign rally with presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Argentina will hold presidential elections on October 27. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Supporters of vice presidential candidate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a life-size cut out image of the former president and former first lady at her closing campaign rally with presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Argentina will hold presidential elections on October 27. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
A man handles a bullet cartridge in a bloodied street by a truck with a flat tire and covered with bullet hits after a gunfight in Culiacan, Mexico. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state after security forces located one of Joaquín
A man handles a bullet cartridge in a bloodied street by a truck with a flat tire and covered with bullet hits after a gunfight in Culiacan, Mexico. An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico's Sinaloa state after security forces located one of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's sons who are wanted in the US on drug trafficking charges. (AP Photo/Augusto Zurita)
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