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 that were published in the past week.
At least 43 people have been slain in Venezuela since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, and some families accused special police units of targeting the victims.
Some 20,000 people turned out for the Peladao soccer tournament in the Brazilian Amazon, one of the world's largest competitions that mixes passion for the most popular sport on the planet with a beauty pageant.
In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 photo, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., greets Venezuelan migrants near the Simon Bolivar International Bridge, which connects Colombia with Venezuela, in La Parada, near Cucuta, Colombia. As part of U.S. humanitarian aid to Venezuela, Rubio visited the area where the medical supplies, medicine and food aid is stored before it it expected to be taken across the border on Feb. 23. (AP PhotoFernando Vergara)
In Mexico, officials announced that park rangers and conservationists working around the Nevado de Toluca volcano have discovered a monarch butterfly winter colony in a corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve.
Argentina's congress building was surrounded by protesters waving green handkerchiefs while demanding that abortion be decriminalized, something legislators rejected last year.
Cigar sophisticates flocked to Havana for the XXI Cigar Festival, which culminated with a gala dinner and auction that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the public health system.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 photo, a curtain hangs in the doorway of what was the bedroom of Jhonny Godoy in La Vega slum of Caracas, Venezuela. According to his family, two days after proclaiming his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro on Twitter, rifle-wielding special police agents wearing black masks stormed into their home, pulled him outside and shot the 29-year-old to death. (AP PhotoAriana Cubillos)
Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined for two weeks.
Brazilian police continued to investigate the cause of a fire at the training facility of soccer club Flamengo that killed 10 teenage academy players.
Mexico's popular Cruz Azul soccer club lost a first-division match to Santos, then days later was eliminated from the Cup tournament by a second-division team from Oaxaca.
In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 photo, Cruz Azul's Milton Caraglio celebrates his goal against Santos during a Mexico soccer league match at Azteca stadium in Mexico City. (AP PhotoEduardo Verdugo)
Curated by photojournalist Moises Castillo in Guatemala City. Castillo on Twitter: @moises1975
In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 photo, a fan of Argentina's Talleres soccer team shows off his soccer team related tattoo before attending a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Chile's Palestino in Cordoba, Argentina. (AP PhotoNicolas Aguilera)
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 photo, pro-choice activists in favor of decriminalizing abortion raise green handkerchiefs as they rally outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Demonstrators are demanding the decriminalization of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy and that the issue be included in this year's parliamentary agenda, after lawmakers voted against the decriminalization of abortion last year. (AP PhotoTomas F. Cuesta)
In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 photo, carnival revelers dressed as characters from the movie "La Casa de Papel" pose for a picture during the "Desliga da Justica" block party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "Desliga" means in Portuguese to turn something off, and this street party is a parody of the Justice League. (AP PhotoLeo Correa)
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 photo, migrants from Central America, Africa and the Caribbean, who are awaiting their turns to request asylum in the U.S., pass the time inside a shelter in Bachilleres gymnasium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Hundreds of migrants, some of whom arrived from the recently closed shelter in Piedras Negras on the Mexico-U.S. border, are camped out in the gym waiting their chance to submit their asylum request at the El Paso port of entry. (AP PhotoChristian Torres)
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 photo, Austria's Dominic Thiem serves to Serbia's Laslo Djere at the Rio Open tennis tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP PhotoLeo Correa)
In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 photo, police protect referee Moacir Eriberto Guedes during the Peladao final amateur soccer tournament at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. Players in the men's final ran on to the pitch each time they disagreed with the referee, coaches made hand signals suggesting the linesman was a thief, homophobic insults came fast and furious and ten riot police were on hand to protect referees from violence in three occasions. (AP PhotoVictor R. Caivano)
In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 photo, antique cigar vitolas from before 1900, which are wrapped around cigars, are displayed in an album during the inauguration ceremony for the XXI Cigar Festival in Havana, Cuba. The annual five-day bash brings together cigar sophisticates from around the world, and culminates with a gala dinner, followed by an auction of humidors worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the proceeds donated to the public health system. (AP PhotoRamon Espinosa)
In this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 photo, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi celebrates his victory at the Formula E Mexico City ePrix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City. (AP PhotoMarco Ugarte)
In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 photo, a monarch butterfly rests on a man's forehead at the Amanalco de Becerra sanctuary, in the mountains near the extinct Nevado de Toluca volcano in Mexico. The monarch butterfly population, like that of other insects, fluctuates widely depending on a variety of factors, but scientists say the recoveries after each big dip tend to be smaller, suggesting an overall declining trend. (AP Photo Marco Ugarte)
In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 photo, England's Chris Woakes unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of West Indies' John Campbell during their first One Day International cricket match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. (AP PhotoRicardo Mazalan)
In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 photo, Flamengo soccer fan fan Sonia Maria Mendes cries during a mass in honor of the 10 teenage soccer players who were killed by a fire at the Flamengo training center last Friday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The victims were between 14 and 16 years old. Police are still investigating what caused the fire. (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)