AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

MAY 14 - 20, 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 photo editor Anita Baca.

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A young woman takes part in a street play depicting police brutality during an anti-government protest, in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Thousands of young people and college students have been at the forefront of Colombia's anti-government protests for more than two weeks. (AP PhotoFernando Vergara)

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A person dressed in a dinosaur costume votes on the second day of the Constitutional Convention election to select assembly members that will draft a new constitution, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Chileans favored left-leaning independent candidates in electing an assembly that will draft a new constitution, replacing the one imposed in the 1980s during the military dictatorship. (AP PhotoEsteban Felix)

Dr. Rosa Morinigo is blocked by police as she and others from the doctors' union try to reach the presidential residence to protest for better working conditions and resources to fight COVID-19, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

A woman holds out her arms as she prays during a religious march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Hundreds of Haitians marched on the streets of Port-au-Prince after church services on Saturday to collectively pray outdoors for peace and an end to the wave of kidnappings that have victimized the city's residents. (AP PhotoJoseph Odelyn)

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, arrives on horseback to acknowledge members of the agribusiness community who gathered at the Esplanade of Ministries to show him their support, in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, May 15, 2021. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

A healthcare worker exits a home surrounded by flood waters amid a campaign to vaccinate residents with the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, in Anama, Amazonas state, Brazil, Friday, May 14, 2021. Anama, home to 14,000 people on a tributary of the Solimoes River that flows toward the capital Manaus, is just one municipality of dozens in Amazonas state that has seen life upended by unusual rainfall. (AP PhotoEdmar Barros)

Luis Rocio sits on his bed inside a shared bedroom at the Nosotros Unidos Foundation, a home for the elderly where he has been living for over a year, just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, May 14, 2021. Rocio, 70, said he works as a nighttime security guard in a residential area and earns the minimum wage of $3.35 dollars a month, and cannot afford to rent a room. (AP PhotoAriana Cubillos)