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The most stunning pictures of last week from Latin America

Updated : March 16, 2019 04:54 PM 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.

National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, leaps on to a vehicle to speak to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. has led an international effort to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro and replace him with Guaido, who vows to hold a new presidential election. Guaido is backed by some 50 countries, while Maduro maintains support from countries such as China, Russia and Cuba. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
National Assembly President Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela, leaps on to a vehicle to speak to supporters as he visits different points of anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. has led an international effort to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro and replace him with Guaido, who vows to hold a new presidential election. Guaido is backed by some 50 countries, while Maduro maintains support from countries such as China, Russia and Cuba. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Trina Parry, 83, sporting a headlight headlamp, joins a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. A massive blackout that left millions of Venezuelans without power for four days has triggered one persistent question: How could a country with the world's largest proven oil reserves go dark? (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Trina Parry, 83, sporting a headlight headlamp, joins a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. A massive blackout that left millions of Venezuelans without power for four days has triggered one persistent question: How could a country with the world's largest proven oil reserves go dark? (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
People collect water gushing from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River amid the country's worst-ever power outage, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
People collect water gushing from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River amid the country's worst-ever power outage, in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Pumas goalkeeper Miguel Fraga watches as a scoring attempt by Dorados is intercepted by teammate Alan Mendoza, in their Copa MX quarterfinal match at the Olympic University Stadium in Mexico City. Pumas won 3-0 drawing them one step closer to the trophy. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Pumas goalkeeper Miguel Fraga watches as a scoring attempt by Dorados is intercepted by teammate Alan Mendoza, in their Copa MX quarterfinal match at the Olympic University Stadium in Mexico City. Pumas won 3-0 drawing them one step closer to the trophy. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
In this undated photo released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH, scuba divers explore the Hoyo Negro underwater cave in Tulum, Mexico. According to INAH, a skeleton almost 13,000 years old, of a prehistoric young woman was found at the cave, making it the oldest and most complete found in the Americas. (Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History via AP)
In this undated photo released by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH, scuba divers explore the Hoyo Negro underwater cave in Tulum, Mexico. According to INAH, a skeleton almost 13,000 years old, of a prehistoric young woman was found at the cave, making it the oldest and most complete found in the Americas. (Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History via AP)
Women march marking International Women's Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further their rights. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Women march marking International Women's Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further their rights. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Boca Juniors' Yamila Rodriguez, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring in the Superliga women's soccer tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The women competed in one of Argentina's most famous stadiums on Saturday, a milestone for the female players who are fighting for the same rights as male soccer players in the country's most popular sport. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Boca Juniors' Yamila Rodriguez, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring in the Superliga women's soccer tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The women competed in one of Argentina's most famous stadiums on Saturday, a milestone for the female players who are fighting for the same rights as male soccer players in the country's most popular sport. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Brazilian actor Jose de Abreu poses for a photo with fans after arriving at the international airport for his
Brazilian actor Jose de Abreu poses for a photo with fans after arriving at the international airport for his "inauguration ceremony" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. Taking the lead from Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, Abreu, 72, proclaimed himself as Brazil's new president in a Twitter post that he tweeted in late February. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
A fleet of funeral vans transport the bodies of the people who were killed in a school shooting at the Raul Brasil State School in Suzano, Brazil. Two masked former students armed with guns, knives, axes and crossbows descended on the school Wednesday, killing five students and two adults before taking their own lives, authorities said. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A fleet of funeral vans transport the bodies of the people who were killed in a school shooting at the Raul Brasil State School in Suzano, Brazil. Two masked former students armed with guns, knives, axes and crossbows descended on the school Wednesday, killing five students and two adults before taking their own lives, authorities said. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A relative mourns 15-year-old Caio Oliveira, a victim of a mass shooting at the Raul Brasil State School, in Suzano, Brazil. Classmates, friends and families began saying goodbye on Thursday, with thousands attending a wake in the Sao Paulo suburb while authorities worked to understand what drove two former students to attack the school with a gun, crossbows and small axes. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A relative mourns 15-year-old Caio Oliveira, a victim of a mass shooting at the Raul Brasil State School, in Suzano, Brazil. Classmates, friends and families began saying goodbye on Thursday, with thousands attending a wake in the Sao Paulo suburb while authorities worked to understand what drove two former students to attack the school with a gun, crossbows and small axes. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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