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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

June 7, 2019
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Karla Esperanza, a transgender sex worker, poses for a photo with her iguana named "Rectilio" on International Sex Workers Day in Mexico City, Mexico, Sunday, June 2, 2019. On Friday, Mexico City's government voted in favor of a bill that no longer allows sex workers or their clients to be arrested or fined after a complaint. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

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 transgender sex worker showed off her pet iguana on International Sex Workers Day, after Mexico City’s government voted in favor of a bill that no longer allows sex workers or their clients to be arrested or fined after a complaint.

Cuba said goodbye to the Empress of the Seas cruiser as it left the Havana harbor, one of many major cruise lines that will start dropping Cuba from their itineraries after the Trump administration’s new restrictions on travel to Cuba.

Trump also pledged to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican products unless the country prevents migrants from traveling through its territory, as new immigration routes for Cubans, Haitians and people from Africa opened up through Central America to Mexico.

The portrait of a 2-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody last month stood on an altar at his grandmother’s home in a small Guatemalan village. Wilmer and his mother took 22 days to make the journey to the U.S. during which he became ill and crossed into the U.S. with a high fever and difficulty breathing.

Amid allegations that he raped a woman in a Paris hotel room, soccer star Neymar played a friendly match against Qatar in Brazil and attended team practice for the Copa America that starts in this month. Colombia and Panama played a friendly match as a warm-up as well for the regional tournament held every four years.

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido took his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro to the birthplace of Hugo Chavez, the socialist leaders’ mentor.

Argentina’s grassroots movement “Ni una menos,” or Not One Less, marked its fourth anniversary by remembering the hundreds of women who have been murdered since its founding.

The mother of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was granted a visa at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City so she can visit her son in a U.S. prison.

Striking teachers in Chile demanding better working conditions marched against the government of President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago.

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Curated by photojournalist Dolores Ochoa in Quito, Ecuador. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Doloresochoar

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