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Most stunning pictures of the last week from Latin America and Caribbean

Updated : 2019-08-16 11:47:17

This photo gallery highlights some of the top images captured in Latin America last week.

A female indigenous chief attends a march by indigenous women protesting the policies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Since taking office in January, the administration of Bolsonaro has consistently clashed with environmentalists and others over possibly opening up the Amazon rainforest to development and agribusiness. Recent data have also pointed to a surge in deforestation, which frequently occurs on indigenous reserves. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A female indigenous chief attends a march by indigenous women protesting the policies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, Brazil. Since taking office in January, the administration of Bolsonaro has consistently clashed with environmentalists and others over possibly opening up the Amazon rainforest to development and agribusiness. Recent data have also pointed to a surge in deforestation, which frequently occurs on indigenous reserves. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Government supporters gather for a rally to protest against economic sanctions imposed by the administration of US President Donald Trump, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called for a worldwide protest Saturday targeting the Trump administration's recent escalation of tension by freezing the South American nation's assets. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Government supporters gather for a rally to protest against economic sanctions imposed by the administration of US President Donald Trump, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called for a worldwide protest Saturday targeting the Trump administration's recent escalation of tension by freezing the South American nation's assets. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A woman holds up a sign that reads in Portuguese
A woman holds up a sign that reads in Portuguese "We want Peace and Justice" during a protest after student Gabriel Pereira Alves was killed by a stray bullet on his way to school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A police statement said officers of a small unit stationed in the favela were attacked by criminals Friday morning but did not respond. Several residents, however, told The Associated Press there had been an exchange of fire between criminals and the police. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Electoral workers wait for people to cast their votes in Chinautla, on the outskirts of Guatemala City. Guatemalans go the polls Sunday in the second-round presidential runoff, pitting ex-first lady Sandra Torres against conservative Alejandro Giammattei in a nation beset by poverty, unemployment and emigration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Electoral workers wait for people to cast their votes in Chinautla, on the outskirts of Guatemala City. Guatemalans go the polls Sunday in the second-round presidential runoff, pitting ex-first lady Sandra Torres against conservative Alejandro Giammattei in a nation beset by poverty, unemployment and emigration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Youths comfort each other at the funeral of elementary school principal Elsa Mendoza, of one of the 22 people killed in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Mexican officials have said eight of the people killed in Saturday's attack were Mexican nationals. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Youths comfort each other at the funeral of elementary school principal Elsa Mendoza, of one of the 22 people killed in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Mexican officials have said eight of the people killed in Saturday's attack were Mexican nationals. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Protesters hold posters with images depicting government officials including Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez, third from left, and Vice President Hugo Velazquez, centre, with messages that read in Spanish:
Protesters hold posters with images depicting government officials including Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez, third from left, and Vice President Hugo Velazquez, centre, with messages that read in Spanish: "Sell out and corrupted," at the National Pantheon of Heroes in Asuncion, Paraguay. Abdo Benitez and Velazquez are being questioned about a secret agreement with Brazil on sharing power from a hydroelectric dam. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A small group of protesters gather outside the government mansion La Fortaleza demanding transparency, in San Juan Puerto Rico. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello on August 2 and continued on a smaller scale until the Supreme Court removed his chosen successor are dissipating. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
A small group of protesters gather outside the government mansion La Fortaleza demanding transparency, in San Juan Puerto Rico. The protests that led to the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello on August 2 and continued on a smaller scale until the Supreme Court removed his chosen successor are dissipating. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
Guatemala's President-elect Alejandro Giammattei stands in an elevator as he arrives for an interview in Guatemala City. Giammattei said Tuesday that Guatemala will not be able to hold up its side of an immigration agreement with the United States by serving as a
Guatemala's President-elect Alejandro Giammattei stands in an elevator as he arrives for an interview in Guatemala City. Giammattei said Tuesday that Guatemala will not be able to hold up its side of an immigration agreement with the United States by serving as a "safe third country" for asylum seekers. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
A woman walks past a currency exchange board in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The peso devalued sharply on Monday in Argentina after a striking victory by the opposition in Sunday's presidential primaries ahead of October's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
A woman walks past a currency exchange board in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The peso devalued sharply on Monday in Argentina after a striking victory by the opposition in Sunday's presidential primaries ahead of October's presidential elections. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
The canaries caught from the wild by animal traffickers sing in their cages in a quarantined area of a wildlife centre before being freed in Bogota, Colombia. Songbird competitions have been a pastime throughout the Caribbean for centuries, but trapping wildlife without a license is a crime in Colombia. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
The canaries caught from the wild by animal traffickers sing in their cages in a quarantined area of a wildlife centre before being freed in Bogota, Colombia. Songbird competitions have been a pastime throughout the Caribbean for centuries, but trapping wildlife without a license is a crime in Colombia. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Vendors at a food stand watch fireworks exploding over the National Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Vendors at a food stand watch fireworks exploding over the National Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Spectators look as Brandon Wu of the United States, front, studies his putt at the second hole green during the men's golf final round at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Spectators look as Brandon Wu of the United States, front, studies his putt at the second hole green during the men's golf final round at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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