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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

By The Associated PressMay 31, 2019
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Pro-choice activists carry a statue of the Virgin Mary which features a green handkerchief symbolizing the abortion rights movement in Argentina during a rally outside Congress in favor of legalizing abortion in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)
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Pro-choice activists carry a statue of the Virgin Mary which features a green handkerchief symbolizing the abortion rights movement in Argentina during a rally outside Congress in favor of legalizing abortion in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Lawmakers said they would introduce a bill to legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)

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.

Pro-choice activists carry a statue of the Virgin Mary featuring a green handkerchief symbolizing the abortion rights movement in Argentina during a rally outside Congress in favor of legalizing abortion.

In Peru’s capital, a group of contract musicians serenade potato vendors at a market on the outskirts of the city, marking International Day of the Potato.

A contestant competes on stage blanketed in confetti in the Queen of Great Power contest, in La Paz, Bolivia. The winner leads the Festival of the Lord Jesus of the Great Power, mobilizing thousands of dancers and more than 4,000 musicians.

In Venezuela, masked criminals who go by the names of “El Negrito” and “Dog” hold their guns at their safe-house in the Petare slum of Caracas.

A young supporter of former President Cristina Fernandez holds a copy of her book, “Sincerely,” during a campaign rally at Nestor Kirchner Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A breeder raises colorful frogs in the “Tesoros de Colombia” frog breeding center in Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Also in Colombia, former rebel leader Seuxis Hernandez, also known as Jesus Santrich, opens his arms during a press conference at the FARC party headquarters after he was freed from his second detention in connection with a drug case.

In Haiti, a father carries his daughter on a bicycle past a burning barricade during a protest against the ratification of interim Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin.

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Curated by photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. On Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeslieMazoch

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