AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Posted: Mar 09, 2015 12:47 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

During the week that was in Latin America, a Chilean woman covered the bottom half of her face with a red scarf at a rally marking International Women's Day, while female police officers in Nicaragua blocked women's rights activists from getting to close to Congress.

In Antarctica, Russian Orthodox priest Sophrony Kirilov touched a Skua outside his trailer-like home, one of three he's befriended. The birds wait for fresh fish caught by the priest.

Mexican authorities paraded before the media a man identified as the leader of the Zetas drug cartel, Omar Trevino Morales, also known as "Z-42." Also in Mexico, climbers found a second mummified body on the country's tallest peak, potentially the remains of climbers missing since a 1959 avalanche.

In Argentina, a man rowed a dinghy to get across flood waters in the small town of Idiazabal, where streets had been submerged for a week.

Ecuador's indigenous protested a new land law being debated by Congress which they fear would strip them of their ancestral lands.

In Paraguay, FIFA President Sepp Blatter closed his eyes as he rubbed his temples during a CONMEBOL congress.

The mother of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez mourned over his tomb on the second anniversary of his death.

Cuban farmers rode in oxen-pulled carts as representatives from U.S. agriculture visited their co-op in Artemisa. Agriculture is the sector of the Cuban economy that has the deepest ties to the U.S.

U.S. Golfer John Daly sported flashy green-and-white clover leaf pants as he competed at the Puerto Rico Open PGA golf tournament.

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

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