During the week that was in Latin America, Mexico underwent its latest spasm of violence as students, politicians and police eyed each other from opposite sides while 43 missing students failed to reappear alive or dead.
Across Latin America, people gathered at cemeteries to observe their day of the dead celebrations. Peruvians danced and played music atop graves and Chileans in full costume rode the subway in Santiago. Mexicans dressed up as "Catrinas," an early 1900s version of lady death.
Britain's Prince Charles received a peck in the cheek as he and his wife Camilla arrived Colombia as part of a nine-day tour of Latin America.
In Chile, the first medical marijuana crop is allowed to be seeded for the benefit of the terminally ill.
Communist-run Cuba is in the midst of a campaign to drive up a birth rate that has fallen to the lowest in Latin America.
And in Brazil, the army had a live-fire exercise during rapid deployment maneuvers in the central-western region of Latin America' biggest country, while Nicaraguans youths play ball at sunset.
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This gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.