Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in Mexico City to demand that authorities find 43 missing college students. The march was held on a day traditionally reserved for the celebration of Mexico's 1910-1917 Revolution. Protests turned violent when demonstrators clashed with riot police near the capital's international airport and later when they tried to storm the national palace. Demonstrators were arrested and photojournalists attacked.
Honduran beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado was killed along with her sister when the sister's jealous boyfriend opened fire on both of them. In Peru, meanwhile, Illegal gold miners were ejected once more from the Madre de Dios region, less than a month before Peru plays host to global climate talks.
In Mexico, local soccer leagues were in full swing with America's star Oribe Peralta going all out to head a soccer ball in a match against Atlas. The semi-finals of the Copa Sudamericana between Boca Juniors and River Plate filled Argentina's Bombonera stadium to the brim. In Brazil, a double rainbow was seen over the memorial dedicated to former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek.
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This gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.