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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.
Aug 17 4:09AM AP

AP PHOTOS: Families of Peru's disappeared hope for answers
AYACUCHO, Peru (AP) Thousands of Peruvian families who have spent decades wondering about loved ones who disappeared during years of bloody conflict between the state and Maoist guerrillas have new hopes for getting the closure they have been searching for.
Aug 17 4:01AM AP

TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific
MEXICO CITY (AP) Tropical Storm Ernesto is far from land moving rapidly over the north Atlantic toward a weekend approach to Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed out in the Pacific and is heading on a path likely to take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week.
Aug 17 4:00AM AP

Former Virgin Islands senator convicted of theft and fraud
Aug 16 8:14PM AP

Doctors, nurses protest rule of Venezuela's socialist leader
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Riot police have blocked hundreds of doctors and nurses from marching to Venezuela's presidential palace to protest low pay and shortages of medical supplies amid the nation's deepening crisis.
Aug 16 8:00PM AP

Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S.
Aug 16 7:45PM AP

Mexico City bans use of models at city events
MEXICO CITY (AP) They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to be greeters or simply as eye candy, sometimes scantily clad in short skirts and high heels or crop-tops and hot pants emblazoned with corporate logos.
Aug 16 6:14PM AP

US energy secretary: Mexico's energy independence good goal
MEXICO CITY (AP) U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he supports the plans of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to increase the country's energy independence, even if it could mean fewer purchases from U.
Aug 16 6:12PM AP

Brazil's Temer backs other party's presidential candidate
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) Brazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election.
Aug 16 6:05PM AP

Messi's brother Matias sentenced for illegal gun possession
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Matias Messi, brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, has been sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm.
Aug 16 5:59PM AP

Colombian city urges a break from sex to fight heat wave
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Health officials in one Colombian coastal city have a controversial recommendation for residents trying to stay cool during an intense heat wave: Take a break from sex.
Aug 16 5:04PM AP

Jozy Altidore has hat trick, Toronto FC wins Canadian title
TORONTO (AP) Jozy Altidore had a hat trick and Toronto FC won the Voyageurs Trophy for the seventh time Wednesday night, taking the Canadian Championship final 7-4 on aggregate with a 5-2 second-leg victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Aug 16 1:59AM AP

Montenegro beats Thornberry in US Amateur at Pebble Beach
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Jesus Montenegro of Argentina, the 998th-ranked amateur in the world, toppled top-ranked Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 2 and 1 in the U.S.
Aug 16 1:04AM AP

Exiled jurists symbolically sentence Maduro to 18 years
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) A panel of self-exiled Venezuelan judges holding a symbolic trial found President Nicolas Maduro guilty of corruption Wednesday and sentenced him to more than 18 years in prison.
Aug 16 12:19AM AP

In defiant act, Brazil party registers Lula for president
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) The Workers' Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for president Wednesday, attempting to muscle him into the race to lead Latin America's largest nation and forcing a showdown with Brazilian electoral authorities.
Aug 16 12:17AM AP

Senate study faults government care of migrant children
WASHINGTON (AP) The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravated with its "zero tolerance" immigration crackdown, a bipartisan Senate report said Wednesday.
Aug 15 11:09PM AP

Cuban dissident says he's been released, still faces charges
MIAMI (AP) A Cuban dissident who was jailed after a car crash involving a security official says he has been released from custody but could still face charges.
Aug 15 9:13PM AP

BC-BBY--Little League World Series Coverage,ADVISORY
Aug 15 8:32PM AP

Sporting KC's Jimmy Medranda to miss remainder of season
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Sporting Kansas City defender Jimmy Medranda will miss the remainder of the season after exploratory surgery on his left knee revealed a cartilage defect that will require another surgery.
Aug 15 6:34PM AP

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Mexico officials in US on cartels
CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on announcement in Chicago of new plans to battle Mexican cartels (all times local):
Aug 15 4:38PM AP