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The most stunning pictures of last week from Latin America

Updated : June 07, 2019 11:44 AM IST

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.

Pro-choice activists carry a statue of the Virgin Mary which features a green handkerchief symbolizing the abortion rights movement in Argentina during a rally outside Congress in favor of legalizing abortion in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)
Pro-choice activists carry a statue of the Virgin Mary which features a green handkerchief symbolizing the abortion rights movement in Argentina during a rally outside Congress in favor of legalizing abortion in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)
A group of contract musicians serenade potato vendors at a produce market on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, May 30, 2019, marking International Day of the Potato. Peru is the country where the tuber was first discovered over 7,000 years ago. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
A group of contract musicians serenade potato vendors at a produce market on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, May 30, 2019, marking International Day of the Potato. Peru is the country where the tuber was first discovered over 7,000 years ago. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Masked criminals who go by the name
Masked criminals who go by the name "El Negrito," right, and "Dog," and are members of the Crazy Boys gang, hold their guns at their safe-house in the Petare slum of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 13, 2019. Dog said he has no trouble finding ammunition for his guns on the black market, but that the challenge is paying for them in a country where the average person earns $6.50 a month. "A pistol used to cost one of these bills," he said, crumbling up a 10 bolivar bill that can no longer be used to buy a single cigarette. "Now, this is nothing." (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
Micaela da Silva Santos, an unemployed hairdresser, talks to a neighbour at the Paraisopolis slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Da Silva Santos, a single mom with one child, has been unemployed for six months. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Micaela da Silva Santos, an unemployed hairdresser, talks to a neighbour at the Paraisopolis slum in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Da Silva Santos, a single mom with one child, has been unemployed for six months. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
An Oophaga lehmanni
An Oophaga lehmanni "Red" stands at the "Tesoros de Colombia" frog breeding center in Cundinamarca, Colombia, Monday, May 20, 2019. The species, that is poisonous in the wild but in captivity does not consume the food it needs to become toxic, is so rare that collectors refer to it as "the holy grail. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The spotlight shines on a group of women vendors turned actors who recount stories of gender-based violence, at the Municipal theatre of La Paz, Bolivia. The actors are part of a thespian group made up of 22 indigenous women who launched the
The spotlight shines on a group of women vendors turned actors who recount stories of gender-based violence, at the Municipal theatre of La Paz, Bolivia. The actors are part of a thespian group made up of 22 indigenous women who launched the "Kory Warmis," or Women of Gold theatre group. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A contestant competes on stage blanketed in confetti in the Queen of Great Power contest, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, May 24, 2019. The largest religious festival in the Andes chooses its queen in a tight contest to head the Festival of the Lord Jesus of the Great Power, mobilizing thousands of dancers and more than 4,000 musicians into the streets of La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A contestant competes on stage blanketed in confetti in the Queen of Great Power contest, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, May 24, 2019. The largest religious festival in the Andes chooses its queen in a tight contest to head the Festival of the Lord Jesus of the Great Power, mobilizing thousands of dancers and more than 4,000 musicians into the streets of La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Puzzles, stuffed animals and drawings adorn the open casket of 11-year-old Erick Altuve during his wake inside his home in the Petare neighbourhood of Caracas, Venezuela. Erick died while he was waiting for a bone marrow transplant. The deaths of several Venezuelan children with cancer who were hoping for bone marrow transplants have ignited a bitter dispute between the government and opponents over who is to blame. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Puzzles, stuffed animals and drawings adorn the open casket of 11-year-old Erick Altuve during his wake inside his home in the Petare neighbourhood of Caracas, Venezuela. Erick died while he was waiting for a bone marrow transplant. The deaths of several Venezuelan children with cancer who were hoping for bone marrow transplants have ignited a bitter dispute between the government and opponents over who is to blame. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
A demonstrator holds up a poster of a Brazilian flag marred with bullet holes and a message that reads in Portuguese:
A demonstrator holds up a poster of a Brazilian flag marred with bullet holes and a message that reads in Portuguese: "80 shots," in reference to soldiers who last month fired 80 shots at a car carrying a family, killing the driver, during a protest against education budget cuts in Brasilia, Brazil. Thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest a decision by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to slash education funds. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, also known as Jesus Santrich, opens his arms during a press conference at the FARC party headquarters after he was freed from his second detention in connection with a drug case in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia's Supreme Court decided that the former FARC peace negotiator, who is accused of conspiring to ship cocaine to the US, should be released and determined that his case is part of that court's jurisdiction because of his post as a legislator. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, also known as Jesus Santrich, opens his arms during a press conference at the FARC party headquarters after he was freed from his second detention in connection with a drug case in Bogota, Colombia. Colombia's Supreme Court decided that the former FARC peace negotiator, who is accused of conspiring to ship cocaine to the US, should be released and determined that his case is part of that court's jurisdiction because of his post as a legislator. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A father carries his daughter on a bicycle past a burning barricade during a protest against the ratification of interim Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A father carries his daughter on a bicycle past a burning barricade during a protest against the ratification of interim Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
A Haitian migrant youth cries next to his father as they wait in line to solve their migratory situation at an immigration centre in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico. The Mexican government is trying to encourage more migrants to regularize their status and stay in the south, but for most the United States remains the goal. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
A Haitian migrant youth cries next to his father as they wait in line to solve their migratory situation at an immigration centre in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico. The Mexican government is trying to encourage more migrants to regularize their status and stay in the south, but for most the United States remains the goal. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Javier Pinola of Argentina's River Plate, second from left, competes to head the ball amid Luis Gonzalez of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense, far left, and Leo Pereira of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense, fourth from left, and his River Plate teammate Lucas Martinez Quarta, during the Recopa Sudamericana final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina. River won the match and the championship. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
Javier Pinola of Argentina's River Plate, second from left, competes to head the ball amid Luis Gonzalez of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense, far left, and Leo Pereira of Brazil's Athletico Paranaense, fourth from left, and his River Plate teammate Lucas Martinez Quarta, during the Recopa Sudamericana final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina. River won the match and the championship. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
A masked youth holds a Nicaraguan flag on the roof of the Cathedral during a memorial on the one year anniversary of a government crackdown on a Mother's Day march in Managua, Nicaragua. An international fact-finding group last year said six protesters died during last year's Mother's Day protests. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A masked youth holds a Nicaraguan flag on the roof of the Cathedral during a memorial on the one year anniversary of a government crackdown on a Mother's Day march in Managua, Nicaragua. An international fact-finding group last year said six protesters died during last year's Mother's Day protests. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
The mugshot of an unknown migrant lays on the ground in Bajo Chiquito, Darien province, Panama. As migrants surge on the country's borders, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela acknowledged the difficulty of dealing with problem, which has left authorities scrambling to impose order. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
The mugshot of an unknown migrant lays on the ground in Bajo Chiquito, Darien province, Panama. As migrants surge on the country's borders, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela acknowledged the difficulty of dealing with problem, which has left authorities scrambling to impose order. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
Karina Cardozo stands inside the temporary shelter she has lived for three months in the
Karina Cardozo stands inside the temporary shelter she has lived for three months in the "Bañado Norte" neighbourhood, due to widespread flooding that has displaced tens of thousands of people, in Asuncion, Paraguay. Cardozo, who used to work full-time in a lime factory, is down to only working two days a week as a result of continuous flooding. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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