AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Dec 22, 2022, 7:00 AM | Updated: 9:06 pm
Argentine soccer fans gather at the Obelisk landmark illuminated with an image of soccer star Lione...

Argentine soccer fans gather at the Obelisk landmark illuminated with an image of soccer star Lionel Messi, during a rally in support of the national soccer team, a day ahead of the World Cup final against France, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. The Argentine national team went on to beat France on penalties, winning their third World Cup title, and the first since 1986. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

              Jorge Barroso, dressed as Santa Claus, arrives to distribute gifts to children in a riverside community of Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
            
              Boxer Legnis Cala cools down with ice as she listens to teammates' advice after losing her bout in the first official women's boxing program in Cuba, at the Giraldo Cordova boxing school in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              Drunk men lie passed out, outside the church of Saint Thomas, during celebrations to honor the town's patron saint, in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022.  (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
            
              Women attach bottle caps to a wall in Los Caobos public park in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. A Venezuelan artist organized a project with recycled bottle caps titled "Wall of Love", in order to raise awareness of those who have been affected by climate change in Venezuela and the world. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              New members of the Armed Forces of Haiti celebrate after their graduation ceremony in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
            
              Devotees take part in the "temple on the way to peace" Umbanda religious ceremony as part of a year-end arrival tradition, at Urca beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
            
              A follower of Saint Lazaro carries a painting depicting the saint, during a pilgrimage to the San Lazaro shrine in El Rincon, an area of Santiago de las Vegas, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. The Catholic saint is also known as the Afro-Cuban Yoruba deity Babalu Aye, protector of the sick, an example of Cuba's religions syncretism, whose feast day is celebrated on Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
            
              People attend the funeral procession of John Mendoza, who was killed during protests against new President Dina Boluarte, in Ayacucho, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Peru’s new government declared a national emergency as it struggled to calm violent protests over President Pedro Castillo’s ouster, suspending the rights of “personal security and freedom” across the Andean nation for 30 days. (AP Photo/Hugo Curotto)
            
              Birds fly over the drought-effected Lake Penuelas, a protected reserve by the same name ,in Valparaiso, Chile, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Basualdo)
            
              A Venezuelan migrant holds onto a child as he climbs a river bank on U.S territory, after crossing a river from Matamoros, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
            
              Argentine soccer fans gather at the Obelisk landmark illuminated with an image of soccer star Lionel Messi, during a rally in support of the national soccer team, a day ahead of the World Cup final against France, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. The Argentine national team went on to beat France on penalties, winning their third World Cup title, and the first since 1986. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Dec. 16-22 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