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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

September 6, 2019
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In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, volunteers rescue several families from the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Bahamas. The storm's punishing winds and muddy brown floodwaters devastated thousands of homes, crippled hospitals and trapped people in attics. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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In this Sept. 3, 2019 file photo, volunteers rescue several families from the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Bahamas. The storm's punishing winds and muddy brown floodwaters devastated thousands of homes, crippled hospitals and trapped people in attics. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

Fires continued to burn across Brazil’s Amazon region as well as in the Chiquitania Forest of Bolivia.

In Guatemala, former first lady and presidential runner-up Sandra Torrez was arrested and taken to court on campaign finance charges.

Relatives buried loved ones who died when gang members blocked a nightclub’s exits and set the building on fire in Coatzacoalcos, a city in Mexico’s Gulf state of Veracruz.

A fuel shortage hit gas stations in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, leading to fistfights among would-be customers in at least one closed station.

In Colombia, a mayoral candidate was found slain along with several others, in what authorities said was an attack by dissident leftist rebels operating in their turbulent rural area.

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro participated in an anti-imperialist rally. Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House adviser, addressed workers at a women-run strawberry farm in Colombia.

A recent online survey by beef interests in Argentina found that six of every 10 Argentines is disposed to stop eating beef, a figure that alarmed ranchers who are already struggling through an economic crisis.

In Kingston, Jamaica, the West Indies played India in a series of cricket matches.

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Curated by photojournalist Arnulfo Franco in Panama.

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