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.

As Mexicans prepare for the Day of the Dead holiday, the iconic image of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat, called "Catrina," are starting to appear across the country.

In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 photo, a resident tries to connect electrical lines downed by Hurricane Maria in preparation for when electricity is restored in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. A month after the storm rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

A month after Hurricane Maria rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority. In Caracas, women kept their hair dry with plastic bags amid a drizzle.

In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 photo, women keep their hair dry with plastic bags as it drizzles in downtown Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Squatters used tall trash containers to shower outside what used to be the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in a Rio de Janeiro slum. Also in Brazil, a bullet punctured the back window of a car in Rio de Janeiro where a Spanish tourist was shot dead by military police as she was touring Rocinha slum.

People mourned missing activist Santiago Maldonado in Buenos Aires, where the family of the Argentine protester believes a body found this week in a Patagonia river is his.

In this Sept. 11, 2017 photo, people use tall trash containers to shower outside their squatter building that used to house the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Bank estimates that between the start of 2016 and the end of this year, 2.5 million to 3.6 million Brazilians will have fallen back below the poverty line of 140 Brazilian reais per month, about $44 at current exchange rates. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Sao Paulo's mayor inspected the Interlagos racetrack which will host the November Formula One event in Sao Paulo, as Mexico City gets ready to host the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.

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This photo gallery was curated by photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. On Twitter: @LeslieMazoch

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria, right, poses for pictures after inspecting progress at the Interlagos racetrack, which will host the November Formula One event, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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In this Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 photo, a Renault mechanic with legs covered in tattoos carries a tire in the pit lane at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City. The Mexican Grand Prix is set for Sunday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)