AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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Posted: Nov 11, 2016 12:01 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Many Latin Americans reacted negatively to Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election. That was especially true in Cuba and Mexico, where many worried over Trump's campaign comments about migrants, trade and relations.

Elsewhere in the region over the past week, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won re-election to a third consecutive term, putting him in position to govern for nearly a quarter-century and cement family control over the country, with his wife now officially vice president.

In Honduras, students took the streets over President Juan Orlando Hernandez's decision to run for re-election. Hernandez announced his intention to run for another term a year after a Supreme Court ruling voided a longtime constitutional ban on presidential re-election in the Central American nation.

People in Haiti's southwest are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, having to deal with life's most basic events, such as child birth, amid the destruction left by the storm.

Looking to win spots in the 2018 World Cup, South America's national soccer teams met again in a series of qualifying matches. With Brazil gave Argentina a 3-0 drubbing, while Colombia and Chile played a scoreless draw.


Photo gallery curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.