AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

SEPT. 18-24, 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 Ramon Espinosa in Havana.

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Relatives of Tranquilino Ruiz Cabrera, who worked as a taxi driver and who died from COVID-19 related complications, mourn during his burial at Asuncions's Recoleta Cemetery, in Paraguay, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

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A sanitation technician, disinfects tents set up on Mexico City's Juarez Avenue to demand the resignation of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly known by his initials AMLO, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The protesters organized by the National Front against AMLO or National Front Against AMLO are camping on the street, completely blocking the Avenue. (AP Photo Marco Ugarte)

An intensive care unit nurse, reflected in a window, looks in on a COVID-19 patient, at the El Cruce Dr. Nestor Carlos Kirchner Hospital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Healthcare workers in Argentina warn that they are being pushed beyond their limits as they care for a growing number of new coronavirus patients with limited human resources as isolation measures are relaxed. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

A woman wearing a mask due to COVID-19 sells kites on the seaside walk in the Chorrillos area of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Sept. 19 2020. (AP PhotoRodrigo Abd)

Health workers wheel out a group of about 80 COVID patients who have been discharged and are being released from the former Athletes Village built for Lima's Panamerican Games, which is used as a temporary hospital treating hundreds of COVID-19 patients in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP PhotoMartin Mejia)

Reflected in the rearview mirror, Leo Camejo sits with his partner Ada Mendoza and their newborn baby daughter Peyton as a friend drives them home after being discharged from the hospital, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The young couple met three years ago thanks to their love of soccer, as fans of the Caracas F.C. team. (AP PhotoMatias Delacroix)

Wesley of Brazil's Palmeiras, right, and Jhohan Romana of Paraguay's Guarani battle for the ball during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.(AP PhotoJorge Saenz, Pool)

Elizabeth Alvarado, 53, cries over the cardboard coffin containing the corpse of her husband Victor Arguelles, who died from COVID-19 complications, before his cremation at El Angel cemetery in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP PhotoRodrigo Abd)

A woman holding a Colombian flag stands next to a police officer in riot gear during a protest in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Unions and student groups called for demonstrations to protest against police brutality, civil insecurity and the national crisis generated by the pandemic. (AP PhotoFernando Vergara)

The veterinarian and environmentalist Grecia Marquis cares for a spectacled owl who fell from a tree a month ago dehydrated and underweight, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Marquis, founder of the Feathers and Tails in Freedom foundation, said that given the large number of calls from people reporting cases of injured animals, she decided to reopen her center in May, after closing it between March and April due to the quarantine imposed to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP PhotoAriana Cubillos)