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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

MAY 20 - 27, 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 Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.

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COVID-19 patient Eustaquio Ruiz, 46, lies on a stretcher outside the ICU of the Ineram Hospital, the fourth clinic where he was taken in search of a hospital with room in Asuncion, Paraguay, Monday, May 24, 2021. Ruiz was put back into the ambulance to search for a fifth hospital. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

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The moon is partially covered by buildings in Brasilia, Brazil, at the start of a total lunar eclipse early Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Wednesday's eclipse is the first in more than two years and coincides with a supermoon. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

Ecuador's new President Guillermo Lasso, right, and first lady Maria de Lourdes de Lasso greet the crowd from the balcony of Carondelet Palace, Ecuador's seat of government in Quito, Monday, May 24, 2021. (AP PhotoCarlos Noriega)

Ana Carolina Silva, who lost her job during the COVID-19 pandemic, sits with her daughter Cataleia outside her home in the Paraisopolis favela of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, May 24, 2021. (AP PhotoAndre Penner)

Carpenters Orlando Vazquez, left, and Jonathan Fernandez, build coffins at the Shining Path coffin-making workshop during the COVID-19 pandemic in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, May 21, 2021. The business has hired 50% more carpenters to keep up with demand during the pandemic. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

Children play outside a house, surrounded by the floodwaters of the Negro River in Manaus, Brazil, Thursday, May 20, 2021. According to official records taken by the Port of Manaus, the city is facing one of its worse floods in years, with levels not seen since 1902, making it the second-worst flood ever recorded. (AP PhotoEdmar Barros)

Pachuca's Edgar Pardo does a bicycle kick against Cruz Azul during a Mexican soccer league semifinal second leg match at Azteca stadium in Mexico City, Saturday, May 22, 2021. (AP PhotoFernando Llano)

Anti-government protesters run during clashes with the police in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Colombians have taken to the streets for weeks across the country after the government proposed tax reform. (AP PhotoIvan Valencia)

Brazil's President Jair Bolsoanro smiles after a motorcycle tour with supporters,in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 23, 2021. (AP PhotoBruna Prado)

Tents and shacks cover land designated for a Petrobras refinery, called the "First of May Refugee Camp," which refers to the date the squatters camp sprung up amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Itaguai, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP PhotoMario Lobao)