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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

February 17, 2014

Venezuela saw a long week of opposition protests that got deadly when gunmen attacked opposition demonstrators who had been sparring with security forces at the end of peaceful protest demanding the release of detained students. Archaeologists in Mexico City said they discovered “an exceptional” burial site under an apartment building containing the remains of 12 dogs — animals that had a major religious and symbolic significance to the Aztecs. While protesters made clear in Brazil they were in no mood for a bus fare increase, activists spoofed President Dilma Rousseff with an oversized passport urging her to grant asylum to U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden for his revelation that the U.S. collected Rousseff’s telephone and email conversations with aides. The Rev. Jules Campion led a procession to a Haiti mountainside for Christian pilgrims seeking favors and spiritual renewal, while Bolivians and Brazilians started getting ready for Carnival at the end of the month. And South America’s Copa Libertadores football tournament got underway.


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