AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jan 5, 2023, 7:02 AM | Updated: 9:23 pm
FILE -  A light installation is displayed during the Chinese Lantern Festival in Santiago, Chile, W...

FILE - A light installation is displayed during the Chinese Lantern Festival in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Basualdo, File)

(AP Photo/Matias Basualdo, File)

              FILE -  A man celebrates the start of the New Year, as he watches fireworks explode over Santos Bay, in Santos, Brazil, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
            
              FILE -  Shoppers carry masks depicting politicians and a papier-mache doll locally known as a "manigote", purchased at a market in preparation for the New Year's Eve celebrations, in Riobamba, Ecuador, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Come midnight revelers light their manigotes on fire symbolically burning away the bad of the past year in hope that the coming year will be better. (AP Photo/Juan Diego Montenegro, File)
            
              Andean demonstrators block a highway during a protest against President Dina Boluarte's government and Congress, in Cuzco, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Protests against Boluarte that followed the ouster of her predecessor, Pedro Castillo, after he tried to dissolve Congress, have resumed after the holiday season. (AP Photo/Pedro Anza)
            
              FILE -  A framed photograph of Joao Araujo known as "Didi" cutting the hair of Brazilian soccer star Pele, sits on a table of his barbershop in front of the Vila Belmiro stadium, home of the Santos FC soccer club, in Santos, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. Pele, who played most of his career with Santos FC, died in Sao Paulo Thursday at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
            
              FILE -  A soccer fans rests after paying his last respects to the late Brazilian soccer great Pele who lies in state at Vila Belmiro stadium in Santos, Brazil, early Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
            
              FILE -  Three Kings Celebration Christ Child Group musicians visit during the Epiphany celebration in the Brazlandia neighborhood of Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. The celebration includes a procession that depicts the biblical journey of the Three Magi; Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, to visit the Christ Child. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE -  Newly sworn-in lawmakers stand for a group photo with National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez, center, National Assembly Secretary Rosalba Gil, left, and Sub-Secretary Maria Alejandra Hernandez, at the start of the legislative year in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
            
              FILE -  A cornfield features an image of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi in Cordoba, Argentina, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, on the day it was created. According to the farmer, Pablo Luccero, his planter machine has the technology to imprint images fed to it electronically. (AP Photo/Leandro Vallerino, File)
            
              FILE -  President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, left, and his wife Rosangela Silva form a heart with their hands after he was sworn in as new president at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE -  A light installation is displayed during the Chinese Lantern Festival in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Matias Basualdo, File)

Dec. 30, 2022-Jan. 5, 2023

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 Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City.

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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean