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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

August 17, 2018
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In this Aug. 13, 2018 photo, Argentina's former President Cristina Fernandez gets into a car to go to a court hearing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fernandez is expected to give testimony as part of a corruption probe sparked by the recent release of an investigation on illicit dealings during the governments of the ex-president, her late husband and predecessor, Nestor Kirchner. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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.

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez denied new corruption allegations aimed at her, while she refused to answer an investigative judge’s questions about in case in which she is purported to have led a corruption scheme involving government officials and business leaders.

Colombia’s new president, Ivan Duque, named his new defense minister, while Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez took office as his country’s 50th president.

Beaches on Mexico’s Caribbean coast were engulfed by mounds of seaweed. In Mexico City, a family used a plastic sheet to cover themselves during a sudden downpour.

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was reunited with his family after arriving back home from a shelter for migrant children in Houston where he was kept after his mother was deported in June.

In Brazil, thousands of supporters of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rallied in the capital as the Workers’ Party registered him as its candidate for October’s presidential election.

Cuban citizens began debating proposed constitutional changes in preparation for a referendum on a new charter planned for next year.

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Curated by photographer Dieu Nalio Chery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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