AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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In this March 31, 2019 photo, a woman holds a sign that reads in Portuguese "Never commemorate, remember to not repeat. Dictatorship never more," during a protest against the military coup of 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain who waxes nostalgic for the 1964-1985 dictatorship, asked Brazil's Defense Ministry to organize "due commemorations" on March 31, the day historians say marks the coup that began the dictatorship. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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.

A call by Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to commemorate the anniversary of a 1964 military coup provoked social groups to organize protests and the federal prosecutors’ office to say the move “deserves social and political repudiation.”

With many street lights not working, people In Venezuela’s capital avoid going out at night due to crime — or for lack of anything to spend — as the country’s economic collapse worsens amid a political battle between socialist President Nicolas Maduro and his foes at home and abroad.

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are feeling the sting of what the U.S. territory’s government contended is insufficient federal aid to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria.

Many of the 50,000 Nicaraguans who have fled violence and persecution in their homeland over the past year are struggling to get by in Costa Rica.

Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt competed against a colorful motorcycle taxi on a boardwalk in Peru’s capital — and won.

Racing Club, one of the five giants of Argentine soccer, won its ninth national league trophy after a 1-1 draw against Tigre.


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