AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

MAY 28 – June 3 , 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 Moises Castillo based in Guatemala City.

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Marven, a transgender woman from the state of Oaxaca, launches colorful smoke flares during her campaign event for a seat on Mexico City's Congress, outside a restaurant in Mexico City, Saturday, May 29, 2021. Marven will be one of more than 100 members of Mexico's LGBTQ community participating in Sunday's mid-term elections that will fill the 500 seats of the lower chamber of the Congress, as well as state and local posts across the country. (AP PhotoFernando Llano)

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Madrid, on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 28, 2021. Colombians have taken to the streets for weeks across the country after the government proposed tax increases on public services, fuel, wages and pensions. (AP PhotoIvan Valencia)

A woman working for a social organization hands a snack to a homeless man on 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, May 31, 2021. Argentina is facing a surge of COVID-19 infections with a series of lockdown measures being imposed on and off, with high consequences on poverty. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

A man pushes a shopping cart loaded with bananas through a street flooded by the Negro River in downtown Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Rivers around Brazil's biggest city in the Amazon rain forest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, according to Manaus' port authorities. (AP PhotoEdmar Barros)

A man dressed in red to represent a devil kneels in prayer during Corpus Christi celebrations in San Francisco de Yare, Venezuela, Thursday, June 3, 2021. The Carnival-like dance, in which the devils pay penance and ask for relief from physical ailments, symbolizes the ongoing struggle between good and evil. (AP PhotoMatias Delacroix)

Cyclers gather around a mural of Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal in his hometown of Zipaquira, Colombia, Sunday, May 30, 2021. Bernal won the Giro d'Italy cycling race in Milan. (AP PhotoIvan Valencia)

Catharina Michel plays "altinha," a popular beach game with a soccer ball, on Arpoador beach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, May 15, 2021. (AP PhotoBruna Prado)

A woman wears a protective face mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (AP PhotoRamon Espinosa)

In this photo published on June 3, 202, volunteer Santiago Sanchez, right, measures a baby's weight alongside the girl's mother at a health center in Cachoche village near Tizamarte, Guatemala, Dec. 10, 2020. A nurse vaccinates and measures babies and spots the effects of malnutrition at this community center where there is no running water. (AP PhotoMoises Castillo)

A woman takes pictures in a park amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)