AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May 19, 2022, 9:00 AM | Updated: 9:04 pm
A girl stands in her home in Quilombo Mesquita, a community of descendants from slaves, during its ...

A girl stands in her home in Quilombo Mesquita, a community of descendants from slaves, during its traditional cultural-religious festival "Folia do Divino Espirito Santo", in Cidade Ocidental, 50 km from Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2022. The festival, held for more than 100 years, represents the cultural resistance of the community and the eve of the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

              Tigres' goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman dives to block a shot by Cruz Azul's Santiago Gimenez during a Mexican soccer league quarterfinal soccer match at Azteca stadium, in Mexico City, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
            
              Matias de los Santos of Argentina's Velez Sarsfield, front, celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Uruguay's Nacional during a Copa Libertadores soccer match at Parque Central stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
            
              A boy plays with rocks at the site where people were killed in a mass execution and buried during the Maoist-inspired insurgency in Llocllapampa, near the town of Accomarca in Peru, Thursday, May 19, 2022. Peruvian authorities identified the remains of 80 people total found in the two communities as men, women and children who were killed between 1980 and 2000 by both members of the Shining Path militant group and army soldiers. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            
              Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro rides a jet ski during a boat rally in his support, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
            
              Cadets of Paraguay's Military College Honor Guard prepare for the arrival of Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou at Palacio de Lopez in Asuncion, Paraguay, Sunday, May 15, 2022. Lacalle Pou is on the last day of a three-day official visit to the country. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)y
            
              People use telescopes to observe a blood moon on the night of a lunar eclipse in Caracas, Venezuela, late Sunday, May 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              A demonstrator wearing a black veil attends a protest event coined a national mourning against femicides in the Zocalo of Mexico City, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Other protesters carried red crosses that reads in Spanish "Justice!" (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Activists march holding a giant rainbow flag in support of gay rights on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia and against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Relatives cry as they walk past photos of their deceased relatives during a vigil, at the site of a deadly explosion that destroyed the five-star Hotel Saratoga in Old Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 13, 2022. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel declared an official day of mourning Friday for the victims of the May 6th explosion. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              A girl stands in her home in Quilombo Mesquita, a community of descendants from slaves, during its traditional cultural-religious festival "Folia do Divino Espirito Santo", in Cidade Ocidental, 50 km from Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2022. The festival, held for more than 100 years, represents the cultural resistance of the community and the eve of the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

May 12 to May 19, 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 Photo Editor Tomas Stargadter in Mexico City.

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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean