AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

APRIL 15-22, 2021

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.

Family members pose for photos near lava flowing from Pacaya Volcano near El Patrocinio village in San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP PhotoMoises Castillo)

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Relatives attend the wake of Indigenous leader Sandra Liliana Peña in El Porvenir, Colombia, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. The governor of the reservation La Laguna-Siberia in the Cauca state was killed Tuesday morning by unidentified gunmen men near her home. (AP Photo)

Accompanied by her granddaughter, 74-year-old Elizabeth Nader waits for an ambulance to be transported to the therapy unit for patients with COVID-19 at the emergency entrance of the HRAN public hospital in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

Wearing a mask and a face shield to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, 10-year-old Jade Chan Puc writes in her workbook during the first day of class at the Valentín Gomez Farias Indigenous Primary School in Montebello, Hecelchakan, Campeche state, Monday, April 19, 2021. Campeche is the first state to transition back to the classroom after a year of remote learning due to the pandemic. (AP PhotoMartin Zetina)

Ana Beatriz sleeps on a mattress while her mother Debora Estanislau, who before the new coronavirus pandemic hit made a living as a domestic worker cooks, in the house where she lives with her four children at the Cidade de Deus favela, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, April 18, 2021. (AP PhotoBruna Prado)

A family cooks breakfast over a campfire at a squatters settlement on a hilltop in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood, occupied by people who can no longer pay their rent because of restrictions on economic activity aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, April 22, 2021. (AP PhotoMartin Mejia)

Enthusiasts practice yoga, keeping a social distance as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, at a rooftop in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (AP PhotoMatias Delacroix)

A funeral worker asks for his photo to be taken through one of the used coffins he is moving following cremations at La Recoleta cemetery during the coronavirus pandemic in Santiago, Chile, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP PhotoEsteban Felix)

A boat sits idle on the banks of Villa Victoria Dam, the main water supply for Mexico City residents, on the outskirts of Toluca, Mexico, Thursday, April 22, 2021. The mayor of Mexico City said the drought was the worst in 30 years, and that problem can be seen at the series of reservoirs that bring in water from other states to supply the capital. (AP PhotoFernando Llano)

Used security gear worn in the COVID-19 area overflows a trash can at Clinicas Hospital in San Lorenzo, Paraguay, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

A Coati, a diurnal mammal native to South America, Central America, Mexico, and the southwestern United States, stands on the side of a road after biologist Claudio Monteza installed a set of camera traps in the dense tropical rainforest in San Lorenzo, Panama, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Monteza has shifted his research to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and has been taking his doctoral classes virtually. (AP PhotoArnulfo Franco)