AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

SEPT. 4-10, 2020

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 photojournalist Rebecca Blackwell in Mexico City.

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Demonstrators clash with police during protests sparked by the death of a man after he was detained by police in Bogota, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Javier Humberto Ordonez, 46, died in hospital after receiving repeated electric shocks with a stun gun from officers who detained him for violating social distancing rules to curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP PhotoIvan Valencia)

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Supporters of Bolivian presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism Party, MAS, Luis Arce, hold garlands to be given to Arce during the opening campaign rally for the upcoming Oct. 18, presidential elections, in El Alto, Bolivia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. MAS is the party of former President Evo Morales who was ousted on 10 November 2019, after 21 days of civil protests amid allegations of electoral fraud. (AP PhotoJuan Karita)

Buenos Aires provincial police light flares as they protest for better wages and working conditions, amid the new coronavirus pandemic in La Matanza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Imprisoned gang members, wearing protective face masks, sit inside a group cell during a media tour of the prison in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country's most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges. (AP PhotoSalvador Melendez)

The corpses of two people who died of COVID-19 earlier in the morning lie inside the morgue of the National Hospital before their relatives come for them in Itagua, Paraguay, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

People enjoy the Ipanema beach amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Sept.6, 2020. Brazilians are packing the beaches and bars this weekend, taking advantage of a long holiday to indulge in normal life even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. (AP PhotoBruna Prado)

A macaw flies down as it looks to land on an antenna for food, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Caracas' signature bird, the blue-and-yellow macaw, is one of four such species that inhabit the valley. Legend has it that it was introduced in the 1970s by Italian immigrant Vittorio Poggi, who says he nurtured a lost macaw and trained it to fly with his motorcycle as he cruised around his neighborhood. (AP PhotoMatias Delacroix)

Paulina Mariano Ortiz, 7, whispers to her brother Axel, 5, in a pick-up truck bed repurposed as an educational space on the southern edge of Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Concerned about the educational difficulties facing school-age children during the coronavirus pandemic, a couple who runs "Tortillerias La Abuela," or Grandma's Tortilla Shop, adapted several spaces outside their locale to provide instruction and digital access to neighborhood children who don't have internet or TV service at home, a project which has attracted donations and a waiting list of students. (AP PhotoRebecca Blackwell)

Jose Collantes holds his daughter Kehity by the grave of his wife, her mother, Silvia Cano, who died of the new coronavirus at age 37, as they visit her grave one month after burying her at the Catholic Cemetery in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. "Daddy, daddy, why did mommy die?" asks his 5-year-old. "Because she was sick," he answers, not knowing what to say but feeling he has to respond. (AP PhotoEsteban Felix)