AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Dec 15, 2022, 7:01 AM | Updated: 9:07 pm
A girl pushes on a bike her brand new Tigger plush toy that she received at a foods and toys donati...

A girl pushes on a bike her brand new Tigger plush toy that she received at a foods and toys donation holiday event organized by the non-governmental organization SOMOS, that work to combat hunger, at the Jardim Gramacho favela, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Dec, 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

(AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

              A soldier holds a candle during a vigil for fellow soldiers who were killed in a FARC dissident attack earlier in the week, at the Fallen Soldiers Monument, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
            
              Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro clash with police setting fire to several vehicles and allegedly trying to storm the headquarters of the Federal Police in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. Since Bolsonaro lost re-election to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Oct. 30, his supporters have gathered across the country refusing to concede defeat and asking for the armed forces to intervene. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
            
              A crew inflates a hot air balloon during the Expo Transporte at La Carlota air base in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              Argentina soccer fans gather despite a downpour at their iconic obelisk to celebrate their team's World Cup quarterfinal victory over The Netherlands, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. The Argentine national team went onto win their semifinal match against Morocco and face off with France in the World Cup Sunday final. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
            
              People in a makeshift boat with the U.S. flag painted on its hull are captured by the Cuban Coast Guard, seen from the Malecon seawall in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              Bad Bunny performs in a concert at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Mexico's president made a public request Wednesday to Puerto Rican reggaeton star Bad Bunny to play a free concert in Mexico City, to make up for a fake ticket scandal that left thousands frustrated outside his sold-out appearance Friday. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
            
              Cows, let out of a trailer after three days inside it, graze on the shoulder of the Pan-American North Highway blocked by supporters of ex-President Pedro Castillo protesting his detention, in Chao, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Protests disrupting tourism and trade persisted across Peru Thursday as a judge considered whether to keep Castillo in custody while authorities build their case against him for inciting a rebellion. (AP Photo/Hugo Curotto)
            
              A horse wearing a fly mask is walked in a pre-parade ring at the International Caribbean Classic Series horse race at the Rinconada's racetrack in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
            
              Devotees ride on boats marking the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Barra Vieja, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. To Catholic believers, the date is the anniversary of one of several apparitions of the Virgin Mary witnessed by an Indigenous Mexican man named Juan Diego in 1531. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
            
              A girl pushes on a bike her brand new Tigger plush toy that she received at a foods and toys donation holiday event organized by the non-governmental organization SOMOS, that work to combat hunger, at the Jardim Gramacho favela, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Dec, 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Dec. 9-15, 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