AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Apr 14, 2022, 9:00 AM | Updated: 9:03 pm
A reveller of a street party known as blocos, dances during a protest against restrictions by city ...

A reveller of a street party known as blocos, dances during a protest against restrictions by city officials in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. City Hall has banned the street parties during Carnival celebrations, which were delayed by almost two months due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

              Crabs cross a road in Giron, Cuba, Sunday, April 10, 2022. Millions of crabs emerge at the beginning of the spring rains and start a journey to the waters of the Bay of Pigs to spawn in a yearly migration. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
              Diogo de Oliveira of Mexico's Pumas, front, is fouled by Erik Lira of Mexico's Cruz Azul during a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
              Goalkeeper Jean Fernandes of Paraguay's Cerro Porteño goes over Paolo Goltz of Argentina's Colon de Santa Fe, as Cerro Porteño's Alberto Espinola, right, looks on during a group stage Copa Libertadores soccer match at General Pablo Rojas stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
              Counter narcotics police burn a lab to make coca base, an intermediate product of the transformation process from coca leaves to cocaine, in Orito, Putumayo state, Colombia, Saturday, April 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
              Italy's Maria Vittoria Marchiorello, center left, and Brazil's Eduarda Vilela fight for the ball during a match at the Women's Polo World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, April 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
              A Pataxo Indigenous girl attends a ceremony called the Meeting of the First Peoples at the 18th annual Free Land Indigenous Camp in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, April 8, 2022. The 10-day event aims to show the unity of Brazil's Indigenous peoples in their fight for the demarcation of their lands and their rights. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
              Indigenous people painted with red ink representing spilled Indigenous blood and clay representing gold, march during a protest against the increase of mining activities that are encroaching on their land, in front of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, April 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
              A devotee of a statue of Jesus carrying a cross known as the Nazareno de San Pablo, wearing a crown of thorns and the color purple, prays inside the Basilica of St. Teresa during Holy Week celebrations, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions the doors of the famous church opened its doors on Wednesday where the venerated statue resides. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
            Cuban cowboys compete in a steer wrestling event at the Boyeros Cattlemen's fair rodeo during the International Agricultural Fair Fiagrop 2022 in Havana, Cuba, Friday, April 8, 2022. The rodeo in Cuba is a tradition over two centuries old. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) "Cucuruchos" carry a statue of Jesus Christ on a religious float during a Holy Thursday procession, in Antigua, Guatemala, Thursday, April 14, 2022. Processions and religious floats parade through the streets across the country during Holy Week, commemorating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

April 7-14, 2022

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photojournalist Juan Karita in La Paz, Bolivia.

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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean