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The Associated Press - Latin America
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) Brazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Matias Messi, brother of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, has been sentenced for illegally possessing a firearm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on announcement in Chicago of new plans to battle Mexican cartels (all times local):