Pictures of Week in Latin America & Caribbean Photo Gallery

Feb.24, 2021 – March 4, 2021

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 Victor Caivano, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A Mayan spiritual guide arranges crosses, marked with the names of people who died in the nation's civil war, in a circle in preparation for a ceremony marking the National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Armed Internal Conflict, in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Guatemalans annually honor on Feb. 25 the victims of the 36-year civil war that ended in 1996. (AP PhotoMoises Castillo)

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A youth rests on his empty oxygen cylinder waiting for a refill shop to open in the San Juan de Lurigancho neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, as the lack of medical oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients continues to be the norm nationwide. The shop can only refill about 40 tanks a day, triggering long lines outside private providers with many spending the night outside so as to not lose their place. (AP PhotoMartin Mejia)

Health workers take data from a woman before testing her for COVID-19, at the Escuela Militar de Ingenieria in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.(AP PhotoJuan Karita)

An elderly woman is injected with a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech CoronaVac vaccine for COVID-19 at the Jose Joaquin Vargas Special Women's Center in Sibate, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The geriatric center specializing in treating psychiatric patients began vaccinating patients over 80 against the new coronavirus. (AP PhotoFernando Vergara)

Nurse Mirian Arrua talks to the press before getting the nation's first shot of the Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19, administered by Health Minister Julio Mazzoleni, not in picture, at the National Hospital in Itaugua, Paraguay, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

A Flamengo soccer fan is driven back by the police during clashes as the team arrived for a match against Internacional for the penultimate round of the Brazilian Championship, at Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Internacional lost the match placing Flamengo in a better position to win the championship. (AP PhotoBruna Prado)

Prisoners' relatives gather outside Turi jail where an inmate riot broke out in Cuenca, Ecuador, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Deadly riots broke out in prisons in three cities across the country due to fights between rival gangs, according to police. (Boris RomolerouxAPI via AP)

Air Force planes fly in formation over a Mexican flag during a visit by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez to mark Flag Day in Iguala, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP PhotoEduardo Verdugo)

A man flies in a motorized paraglide over Costanera de Asuncion, Paraguay, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

Journalists and scientists take images as an Andean condor is released into the wild by Bolivian veterinarians, on the outskirts of Choquekhota, Bolivia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Two endangered Bolivian condors were released after recovering from a fall in February, as part of a project run by a state conservation program for the Andean condor. (AP PhotoJuan Karita)