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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

By The Associated Press
Posted: Mar. 15, 2019 7:00 am

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.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guadio pressed his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro amid power outages that spread across the country.

Mexican, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated his first 100 days in office with high approval rating in polls and an ambitious agenda to improve the lot of most Mexicans.

Experts announced that the skeleton of a teenage girl found by scuba divers exploring the Hoyo Negro underwater cave in southern Mexico had been determined to be almost 13,000 years old, making it the oldest and most complete found in the Americas.

In Brazil, people mourned five students and two adults who were killed in an attack on a school in the Sao Paulo suburb of Suzano. Heavy rains in that region earlier caused 11 deaths in and around Brazil's largest city, including a 1-year-old baby.

Thelma Aldana, who was Guatemala's top prosecutor in 2014-2018 and jailed then-President Otto Perez Molina and most of his Cabinet on corruption charges, announced that she is running for president.

The Superliga women's tournament teams of Boca Juniors and Lanus competed in La Argentina's Bombonera stadium, a milestone for female players who are fighting for the same rights as male soccer players in the country's most popular sport.

In Mexican soccer action, Pumas goalkeeper Miguel Fraga watched as a scoring attempt by Dorados was intercepted by teammate Alan Mendoza in their Copa MX quarterfinal match.

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Curated by photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City.