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The most stunning pictures from the past week in Latin America

Updated : 2020-01-06 06:32:15

From New Year celebrations in Rio to continuing protests in Chile, the continent witnessed an eventful week. This photo gallery highlights some of the top events in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

Ivania Alvarez shakes a jug of water as she celebrates with Neyma Hernandez after their release from prison, at her home in Managua, Nicaragua. The women were part of a group known as “Banda de Aguadores,
Ivania Alvarez shakes a jug of water as she celebrates with Neyma Hernandez after their release from prison, at her home in Managua, Nicaragua. The women were part of a group known as “Banda de Aguadores," or water carriers, who were detained as political prisoners for taking water to hunger strikers. (AP Photo/Oscar Navarrete)
A man watches fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From Australia to Brazil, people gathered to ring in the new year with fireworks and musical celebrations. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A man watches fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From Australia to Brazil, people gathered to ring in the new year with fireworks and musical celebrations. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A female Zapatista member, masked to protect her identity, drives a Volkswagen with a decal that reads in Spanish:
A female Zapatista member, masked to protect her identity, drives a Volkswagen with a decal that reads in Spanish: "Rural Production Society," as she arrives at the Second International Meeting of Women Who Fight, organized by the women of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, in Caracol Morelia, Altamirano municipality, Chiapas state, Mexico. Women who attended spoke before crowds of hundreds at a time about the violence they had faced in their communities, including childhood abuse and forced migration. (AP Photo/Isabel Mateos)
Mayor Claudia Lopez, centre, accompanied by her mother Maria del Carmen Hernandez, greets supporters at her inauguration ceremony in Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota, Colombia. Lopez is Bogota's first female mayor and Latin America's first openly lesbian mayor. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
Mayor Claudia Lopez, centre, accompanied by her mother Maria del Carmen Hernandez, greets supporters at her inauguration ceremony in Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota, Colombia. Lopez is Bogota's first female mayor and Latin America's first openly lesbian mayor. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
A Monterrey player holds up the championship trophy after his team defeated rival America 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the Mexican soccer league title at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A Monterrey player holds up the championship trophy after his team defeated rival America 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the Mexican soccer league title at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A shopper holds her son as she buys fish at the Central Market in Santiago, Chile. The protests that have swept across Chile over the past months have caused a big hit to its economy. Chile's economy contracted by 3.3 percent in November, following a 3.4 percent contraction in October, according to Chile's Central Bank. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A shopper holds her son as she buys fish at the Central Market in Santiago, Chile. The protests that have swept across Chile over the past months have caused a big hit to its economy. Chile's economy contracted by 3.3 percent in November, following a 3.4 percent contraction in October, according to Chile's Central Bank. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A woman kisses a man on the cheek at a truck stop in the Galipan village in La Guaira, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
A woman kisses a man on the cheek at a truck stop in the Galipan village in La Guaira, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
A man wearing pot leaf sunglasses smokes a joint outside the Mexican Senate, during a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana, in Mexico City. Cannabis advocates are hoping lawmakers will decriminalize marijuana in 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A man wearing pot leaf sunglasses smokes a joint outside the Mexican Senate, during a protest calling for the legalization of marijuana, in Mexico City. Cannabis advocates are hoping lawmakers will decriminalize marijuana in 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A man pushes a small boat carrying flowers and a statue of Yemanja, a deity from the African Yoruba religion, during a ceremony in honour of the goddess of the sea, which is part of the New Year's celebrations, off Praia Vermelha beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the year winds down, Brazilian worshippers of Yemanja celebrate the deity and ask for blessings for the coming year. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A man pushes a small boat carrying flowers and a statue of Yemanja, a deity from the African Yoruba religion, during a ceremony in honour of the goddess of the sea, which is part of the New Year's celebrations, off Praia Vermelha beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the year winds down, Brazilian worshippers of Yemanja celebrate the deity and ask for blessings for the coming year. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A two-month-old giraffe sits in her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. The female giraffe was unveiled last week after a mandatory quarantine period following her October 23 birth. She will be named via a public vote. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
A two-month-old giraffe sits in her enclosure at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. The female giraffe was unveiled last week after a mandatory quarantine period following her October 23 birth. She will be named via a public vote. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
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