Thousands of people marched in Buenos Aires on Friday to condemn violence against women, the latest public outcry following the recent killings of three 12-year-old girls in Argentina and the gang rape of a teenage girl in Brazil. Brazilian police continue investigating the rape possibly involving more than 30 men.

In Peru, voters chose Sunday between two conservative candidates in a tight presidential race that has become a referendum on the legacy of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori's iron-handed rule in the 1990s. The election pitted former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski against Keiko Fujimori.

Authorities returned to El Bronx, a rugged Bogota neighborhood, to rescue the dogs and cats left behind when police shut down the country's largest open-air drug market. Bogota police says about 50 dogs and 20 cats were rescued by veterinarians during Thursday's operation. The authorities say they hope to find people to adopt the rescued animals.

A year and a half after the thaw in U.S. and Cuba relations, Cuba is becoming the trendy place for global commerce and entertainment. After the filming of the Fast and Furious movie franchise and a fashion show by Chanel, now the German automobile manufacturer Audi allowed the media to test drive the new Q2 at several locations in Havana, before its next official presentation in Zurich during the next couple of weeks

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Photo gallery curated by Anita Baca in Mexico City.

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