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The most stunning pictures of last week from Latin America

Updated : 2019-05-25 13:50:54

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

Police take positions before an aircraft carrying seized drugs lands at the air force base in Guatemala City. More than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine were confiscated next to a semi-destroyed plane in Champerico on the Pacific coast, according to the police. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Police take positions before an aircraft carrying seized drugs lands at the air force base in Guatemala City. More than 2,000 kilograms of cocaine were confiscated next to a semi-destroyed plane in Champerico on the Pacific coast, according to the police. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro poses for photos with supporters after attending a Catholic ceremony at which he dedicated his nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. During the ceremony, Bolsonaro was gifted an image of Our Lady of Fatima. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro poses for photos with supporters after attending a Catholic ceremony at which he dedicated his nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. During the ceremony, Bolsonaro was gifted an image of Our Lady of Fatima. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
The white coats of doctors lie on the street around the Spanish message
The white coats of doctors lie on the street around the Spanish message "No to the veto," directed at President Mario Abdo Benítez, asking him to not veto a proposed law that would allow doctors, from both the public and private sectors, to partially retire after 25 years of work, in Asuncion, Paraguay. Doctors argue their medical studies keep them from starting work and entering the government pension system until years after professionals in other industries. Currently, workers are eligible for a government pension after age 65. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A woman jokes around with a full bottle of beer on her head as she celebrates winning the dancing contest at a Mother's Day block party in Caracas, Venezuela. Although Mother's Day was officially celebrated the previous weekend, people in the Petare area organized the neighbourhood party to celebrate the mothers of their community. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A woman jokes around with a full bottle of beer on her head as she celebrates winning the dancing contest at a Mother's Day block party in Caracas, Venezuela. Although Mother's Day was officially celebrated the previous weekend, people in the Petare area organized the neighbourhood party to celebrate the mothers of their community. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Former FARC rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, known by his alias Jesus Santrich, leaves La Picota jail escorted by prison guards in Bogota, Colombia. Santrich was recaptured and taken back into custody by authorities as soon as he was released from jail. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Former FARC rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, known by his alias Jesus Santrich, leaves La Picota jail escorted by prison guards in Bogota, Colombia. Santrich was recaptured and taken back into custody by authorities as soon as he was released from jail. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A woman communicates on her mobile phone next to an apartment where six Brazilians died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Santiago, Chile. Police commander Rodrigo Soto said officers found four adults and two children dead at the six-story building. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
A woman communicates on her mobile phone next to an apartment where six Brazilians died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Santiago, Chile. Police commander Rodrigo Soto said officers found four adults and two children dead at the six-story building. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
An anti-government protester wearing a mask to hide his identity from security forces helps carry the US flag-covered coffin of Eddy Montes Praslin to a church before his burial in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Montes Praslin, a Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua, served in the US Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, according to his cousin Marvin Montes. (AP Photo/Oscar Duarte)
An anti-government protester wearing a mask to hide his identity from security forces helps carry the US flag-covered coffin of Eddy Montes Praslin to a church before his burial in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Montes Praslin, a Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua, served in the US Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, according to his cousin Marvin Montes. (AP Photo/Oscar Duarte)
A tattoo artist known as Enrique inks the image of the train known as
A tattoo artist known as Enrique inks the image of the train known as "La Bestia" on the arm of a migrant from El Salvador, in Mexico City. The migrant wanted to memorialize one of his many trips on the train that took him from the Mexico – Guatemala border all the way north. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Diamilette Quiles is welcomed by her teammates from the Mountaineers of Utuado baseball team moments before their game against the Patrulleros de San Sebastian at Ramon Cabanas Stadium in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Quiles, who joined the team days ago, is the first women in Puerto Rico's history to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league.
Diamilette Quiles is welcomed by her teammates from the Mountaineers of Utuado baseball team moments before their game against the Patrulleros de San Sebastian at Ramon Cabanas Stadium in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Quiles, who joined the team days ago, is the first women in Puerto Rico's history to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league. "I'm leaving it all in God's hands," she said. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Passengers ride a public bus through the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City. Vicious armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Passengers ride a public bus through the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City. Vicious armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
A supporter of Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó holds a poster with the Spanish message:
A supporter of Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó holds a poster with the Spanish message: "No more repression" while shouting against the government of Nicolas Maduro at a rally in Guatire, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Lucas Pratto of Argentina's River Plate heads the ball past Leonardo Cittadini of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense during Recopa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Curitiba, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Lucas Pratto of Argentina's River Plate heads the ball past Leonardo Cittadini of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense during Recopa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Curitiba, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
One-month-old giraffe Gema stands in front her mother Pretoria as she was presented at the Buin Zoo in Santiago, Chile. Zoo director Ignacio Idalsoaga said that Gema was born 35 days ago measuring 1.60 meters in hight and weighing about 70 kilos, after a gestation of 15 months. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
One-month-old giraffe Gema stands in front her mother Pretoria as she was presented at the Buin Zoo in Santiago, Chile. Zoo director Ignacio Idalsoaga said that Gema was born 35 days ago measuring 1.60 meters in hight and weighing about 70 kilos, after a gestation of 15 months. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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