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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Nov. 4-11, 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 Ariana Cubillos in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Relatives and artists accompany the coffin containing the remains of Brazilian singer Marilia Mendonca, in a funeral procession through the streets of Goiania, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 6, 202. One of Brazil's most popular singers and a Latin Grammy winner, Mendoca died Friday in an airplane crash on her way to a concert. She was 26. (AP PhotoEraldo Peres)

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Rev. Gilberto Vergara blesses a person giving confession in Aguililla in the Michoacan state of Mexico, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. "The most shameful thing is the absence of the government, which has become simply a spectator in a war that has left so many dead, so much destruction," said Vergara, describing the residents' frustration with the army's reluctance to fight either of the two rival drug cartels. (AP PhotoEduardo Verdugo)

A decorated human skull sits on display at the General Cemetery during the annual "Natitas" festival, a local tradition marking the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. The "Natitas," which means "without a nose" in the Indigenous Aymara language, are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets for protection.. (AP PhotoJuan Karita)

Students wearing masks as a precaution amid the spread of COVID-19 lower the Cuban flag so it does not get wet in the rain on their first day of school after months without face-to-face classes in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. As Cuba approaches the announced date of Nov. 15 for the reopening of the entire country to the world, getting children back to school is one of its priorities. (AP PhotoRamon Espinosa)

Family and friends take part in the burial of Jordan Llempi, a Mapuche Indigenous man who was killed during clashes with Chilean authorities in the southern region of Biobio, after the Chilean government had decreed a state of emergency and mobilized its forces in an attempt to reduce ongoing violence, in Cañete, in the Biobio region of Chile, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP PhotoLuis Hidalgo)

A man digs for gravel and sand at the gravel pit of Laboule, one of principal source of sand for construction sites in Haiti, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (AP PhotoMatias Delacroix)

Brazil's Neymar attends a training session of the national soccer team in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Brazil will face Colombia in a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Sao Paulo on Thursday. (AP PhotoAndre Penner)

Peru's Gianluca Lapadula celebrates scoring his side's opening goal against Bolivia during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at National stadium in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. (Sebastian CastanedaPool via AP)

Brazil's Marquinhos, center, and Colombia's Jefferson Lerma head for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Neo Quimica Arena stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Nov.11, 2021. (AP PhotoAndre Penner)

Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, of Mexico, celebrates his third place finish in the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (Francisco Guasco, Pool Photo via AP)