AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Dec 8, 2022, 7:08 AM | Updated: 9:19 pm
A riot police grabs hold of a supporter of ousted President Pedro Castillo outside the police stati...

A riot police grabs hold of a supporter of ousted President Pedro Castillo outside the police station where Castillo arrived earlier, and where supporters gathered and confronted riot police surrounding the station, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

              A woman walks past a line of police officers in the La Planeta neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Honduras has become the second country in Central America to impose a state of exception suspending some constitutional rights to deal with street gangs. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez)
            
              Matt Fitzpatrick, of England, and his caddie line up his putt at the first green during the third round of the Hero World Challenge PGA Tour at the Albany Golf Club, in New Providence, Bahamas, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Surrounded by images of Diego Maradona, an Argentine soccer fan reacts as she watches the World Cup match between Argentina and Australia, at a bar in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. Argentina qualified as the winner of its group after defeating Australia 2-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals to face The Netherlands. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
            
              A sweater worn by soccer legend Pele is displayed on his baby crib inside the reconstructed home where he was born and lived until he was 3 years old, in Tres Coracoes, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. The 82-year-old Pele has been hospitalized for a week to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. He is expected to leave the hospital when he fully recovers from the infection. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
            
              Catholic deacon Ramon Rodriguez blesses a pig prepped for grilling as part of the celebrations marking the feast day of Paraguay's patroness, Our Lady of Caacupe, commonly known as the "Blue Virgin", in La Matanza district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              A woman belts out a tune on the samba train in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, as musicians and dancers wind their way through the outskirts of the city celebrating National Samba Day. Brazilians officially mark National Samba Day on Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
            
              Anacleta Mamani Quispe, 71, poses for a photo with her adult literacy certificate during a graduation ceremony in Pucarani, Bolivia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Mamami is among more than 20,000 senior citizens, mainly women from low-income rural communities, who have learned to read and write this year as part of "Bolivia Reads," a government-sponsored literacy program. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
            
              Veterinarian Federico Pantin interacts with a spider monkey at the Leslie Pantin Zoo in Maracay, Venezuela, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The family-run zoo on the outskirts of Caracas is celebrating the recent birth of a female spider monkey bringing hope to the conservation of a species that is in critical danger of extinction. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
            
              Girls carry a dying sheep in the Cconchaccota community of the Apurimac region in Peru, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. The rainy season in this part of South America should have started in September, but the area is experiencing its driest period in almost a half century, affecting more than 3,000 communities in the central and southern Andes of Peru. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)
            
              A riot police grabs hold of a supporter of ousted President Pedro Castillo outside the police station where Castillo arrived earlier, and where supporters gathered and confronted riot police surrounding the station, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            President of Congress Jose Williams, left, and Sen. Jose Cevasco, place the presidential sash on Vice President Dina Boluarte as she is sworn-in as the country's new president, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Boluarte replaced ousted President Pedro Castillo and became the first female leader in the history of the republic after hours of wrangling between the legislature and the departing president, who had tried to prevent an impeachment vote. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)

Dec. 2-8, 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 Anita Baca in Mexico City.

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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean