This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and Caribbean.
The gallery was curated by AP Photojournalist Natacha Pisarenko in Beunos Aires, Argentina.
Katerine waits for breakfast cooked by her family under a bridge on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The 9-year-old has lived under this bridge with her family since they lost their home to last year's hurricanes Eta and Iota in November. (AP PhotoMoises Castillo)
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A man carries a child across the Tuquesa river after a trip on foot through the jungle to Bajo Chiquito, Darien province, Panama, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. After nearly a year stalled in migrant camps at the edge of the jungle, hundreds of migrants have begun to move across Panama and into neighboring Costa Rica in recent weeks. (AP PhotoArnulfo Franco)
Patricia Nasutti, mother of 18-year-old Ursula Bahillo, who was found in a field stabbed to death on Monday, kisses the coffin that contains her daughter's remains, at the cemetery during a burial service in Rojas, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. Bahillo's ex-boyfriend, a police officer, has been arrested in connection with her death. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)
Yaku Perez, the presidential candidate for the Pachakutik political party, flashes a thumbs up as he is driven away after holding a press conference outside the Electoral Council Processing Center, following a meeting with OAS observers in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Perez and his supporters are demanding observers be vigilant of the vote count as the second slot in the presidential race remains undecided between former banker Guillermo Lasso and Perez, an Indigenous rights and environmental activist. (AP PhotoDolores Ochoa)
Migrants from Venezuela walk on the shoulder of a highway after crossing into Chile from the Bolivian border, near Colchane, Chile, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. (AP PhotoLuis Hidalgo)
Parade float elements lie in a jumble in the Unidos de Bangu samba school workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, where activity has halted due to the cancellation of Carnival amid the new coronavirus pandemic. The celebration is on hold until next year as Rio struggles with a rise in COVID-19 cases. (AP PhotoSilvia Izquierdo)
A municipal worker sprays disinfectant on a Carnival characters dressed as Pepino amid the COVID-19 pandemic, before entering to participate in the election of the three main beloved Carnival characters: Chuta, Pepino and Chola, all of whom represent gaiety in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. The winning trio of Carnival must be adept at spreading happiness and never tire of dancing, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their performances will be broadcast online. (AP PhotoJuan Karita)
Maria de Lourdes, 101, grimaces as she receives a dose of the China's Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site in the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. In a normal year, Rio's Sambadrome would be preparing for its great moment of the year: the famous Carnival parade. But a week before what should be the start of Carnival, the pandemic has replaced pageantry. (AP PhotoBruna Prado)
A street performer is detained by Chilean police during a protest against the fatal shooting of a street juggler who resisted police at a routine identity check a day before, in Panguipulli, Chile, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. The shooting of the street juggler has set off protests over alleged police violence in southern Chile, with several buildings set ablaze and an officer held in custody for investigations on Saturday. (Eduardo FortesAton Chile via AP)
A math teacher stands before students, all wearing COVID-19 protective gear on the first day back to in-person class since March 2020 at Liceo Lunita, a private school in Chia on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP PhotoIvan Valencia)