AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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U.S. Border Patrol agents make arrests during a pro-migration protest by members of various faith groups showing support for Central American asylum-seekers who arrived in recent caravans and calling for an end to migrant detentions and deportations, in San Diego as seen through the border fence from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Dozens of protestors were arrested for trespassing as they tried to approach the border wall, and one person for assaulting an officer. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested dozens during a protest by faith groups supporting Central American migrants waiting across the border in Tijuana, Mexico, hoping to be let into the United States. Two days earlier, a Honduran mother, followed by her daughter, squeezed through a gap in the border wall onto U.S. soil planning to turn themselves over to authorities and apply for asylum.

Caskets holding former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were carried by fellow players of the Cardenales de Lara team at a baseball stadium in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, after the two died in a car crash caused by highway bandits.

Fans of the Argentine soccer club River Plate celebrated with flags and flares after their team defeated bitter rival Boca Juniors 3-1 for the Copa Libertadores championship, a game that was moved to Spain after River Plate supporters attacked the Boca team bus.

Tents covered the plaza outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City as hundreds of thousands of faithful converged on the religious site for the Virgin’s annual feast day.

In Rio de Janeiro, people gathered to remember the victims of Brazil’s dictatorship on the 50th anniversary of a decree that marked the start of the most violent period under the junta.

Bolivian police used pepper spray on opponents of President Evo Morales during protests against the decision by the country’s top electoral court to accept his candidacy for a fourth term despite a constitutional ban and referendum against such a re-election.

In Guatemala, singer Jennifer Lopez and her sister Jessica wore angel costumes for a procession symbolizing the fight between good and evil to celebrate the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception in Ciudad Vieja. Female inmates at Brazil’s Nelson Hungria Prison dressed as guards for the annual Christmas celebration.


Curated by photojournalist Dieu Nalio Chery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheryHaiti

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