AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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In this July 31, 2018 photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico. The jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)

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

Some of Brazil’s most popular musicians entertained tens of thousands at a concert held to back calls for the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is in jail for a conviction on corruption and money laundering charges that he contends were politically motivated.

A failure at a generating station knocked out electricity in most of Venezuela’s capital and nearby areas, paralyzing the city’s subway system.

In Argentina, hundreds of physicians have staged anti-abortion protests as the Senate gets ready to vote on legislation that would legalize abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Cuba’s new economic rules indicate the government has ruled out going further in opening up to private business, such as allowing small and medium enterprises. Private business licenses will still be granted only to individuals, and only one license per person.

Paraguay’s agriculture minister, Luis Gneiting, and three other people died when a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed in a marshy area shortly after takeoff.

Demonstrations against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega lost steam amid a three-month surge of violence surrounding anti-government protests that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said has resulted in 317 deaths.


Curated by photographer Moises Castillo in Guatemala City. On Twitter: @moises1975.


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