AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Sep 1, 2022, 9:18 AM | Updated: Sep 2, 2022, 9:02 am
A youth makes an "L" during a campaign rally to support Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula ...

A youth makes an "L" during a campaign rally to support Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's bid for reelection in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

(AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Aug. 26 – Sept. 1, 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 Moises Castillo in Guatemala City.

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Thousands rally to demand Czech government’s resignation

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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean