This week Latin America welcomed the first U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in decades and said goodbye to musical icon Juan Gabriel.
Antonio Bauza, a street vendor, said he was ready for tourists in the tiny Cuban town of Remedios, speaking a few days after a commercial airliner flew in from the United States for the first time in more than 50 years.
The ashes of Mexican singing superstar Juan Gabriel were transported to Mexico City to give family, friends and hordes of fans a chance to pay their last respects. The 66-year-old music icon died at his home in California on Aug. 28.
Also in Mexico, Hurricane Newton shattered windows, downed trees and knocked out power in parts of the resorts in Los Cabos municipality at the southern end of the Baja California peninsula.
Brazilian supporters of impeached President Dilma Rousseff showered her with flowers as she moved out of the presidential residence. In many Brazilian cities, protesters burned posters of interim President Michel Temer and called for new elections. Amid the political turmoil, the Paralympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro.
Venezuela's opposition continued to press for the removal of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, calling on authorities to hold a recall referendum this year.
In Argentina, 97-year-old Rosa de Roisinblit finally got justice for her daughter, who was "disappeared" in 1978 by agents of the country's military dictatorship. She watched as a court convicted a former head of the Argentine air force in the kidnapping and torture of her daughter and son-in-law, neither of whom has been seen since they were taken to a government torture center.
Soccer fans decked themselves out to watch World Cup qualifying matches across the region. Mexican fans dressed as lucha libre wrestlers and mariachis while a Uruguayan fan covered himself from head to toe with little flags.
This photo gallery was curated by photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City. On Twitter: @LeslieMazoch
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