AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Posted: Feb 09, 2015 12:01 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

It was a week of protests, celebrations and baseball in Latin America and the Caribbean.

A man in a red ant costume joined a protest by Argentines demanding justice after the case of the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while Venezuela's government took over a private supermarket chain as part of a crackdown on private businesses it blames for worsening shortages and long lines.

Cuba published the first photos of Fidel Castro in five months, and Cuban entrepreneur Yaima Gonzalez Matos kept growing her small flower business to support her family. Puerto Rico kicked off baseball's Caribbean Series, and Haiti's public transportation drivers went on strike in the capital over the high cost of fuel.

Mexicans celebrated the feast day of the Virgin of Candelaria to honor the story of the infant Christ being presented before the temple in Jerusalem.

Opium growers in Mexico's Guerrero state expressed their dislike for the opiate that is exported to the U.S., saying they hate the taste of the bitter paste, which they sometimes rub into their gums to sooth an aching tooth.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City.

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