AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

June 11 – 17, 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 Senior Photo Editor for Latin America & Caribbean Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City..

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A ring-tailed lemur peeks out from the front tire of a truck inside the Buin Zoo in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The largest private zoo in Chile, experiencing a serious economic situation due to the closure of its doors as a result of the prolonged quarantine measures, has started a campaign coined, "Sponsor an Animal", to raise money to maintain the animals. (AP PhotoEsteban Felix)

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Dr. Elena Candia, third from left, and nurse Felix Soto, right, treat a patient in the ICU of the COVID-19 area of the General Hospital in Luque, Paraguay, Friday, June 11, 2021. According to Paraguay's Health Ministry, the country has surpassed 10,000 COVID-19 related deaths this week. (AP PhotoJorge Saenz)

A body is cremated at the Cementerio del Norte amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, June 11, 2021.(AP PhotoMatilde Campodonico)

Presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, wearing a hat, walks to the room where he will give a press conference at his campaign headquarters in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. More than one week after the presidential runoff election between Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, electoral authorities say they are scrutinizing a small number of ballots amid unproven fraud claims by Fujimori. (AP PhotoMartin Mejia)

Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Venezuela on a penalty kick during a Copa America soccer match at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

Workers caravan as part of a 24-hour strike against hunger and inequality in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, June 17, 2021. (AP PhotoMatilde Campodonico)

Boats park as people swim off the key 360 of Morrocoy National Park, Falcon state, Venezuela, Sunday, June 13, 2021. "Full Day" packaged trips include transportation, meals and recreational games, which have become popular during the flexible quarantine measures related to the pandemic, permitting certain businesses to operate for a limited period. (AP PhotoMatias Delacroix)

Indigenous people march to the entrance of the Chamber of Deputies to protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's proposals to allow mining on Indigenous lands in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

Ambulance worker Claudio Donato tries to convince a COVID-19 patient to leave home for the hospital as he experiences breathing problems and lack of oxygen, during Donato's night shift in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina, late Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)