AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Posted: Jun 29, 2015 12:01 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

The semifinals of the Copa America soccer tournament will be missing a favorite after the action this past week. Argentina did its part to advance, but Brazil was eliminated in a penalty shootout with Paraguay, disappointing its home fans again after failing to make the finals in last year's World Cup.

Brazil's best player, Neymar, was suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct at the end of a first-round game and went home instead of sticking around for Brazil's losing effort in the quarterfinals.

Chilean star Gonzalo Jara also was suspended from the tournament for provoking Uruguay's Edinson Cavani in a quarterfinal match. Jara came up behind Cavani and poked him in the backside. The Uruguay forward reacted by raising his hand toward Jara's head and the Chilean collapsed feigning injury, leading the referee to send Cavani off. Jara was suspended after the game, once officials reviewed video of the incident.

Elsewhere in Latin America, a Colombian woman and her months-old child survived for four days in the jungle by drinking coconut water after a plane crash that killed the pilot.

Thousands and thousands of people joined in gay pride parades across the region Saturday and Sunday, many of them calling attention to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples can wed in all 50 states.

Associated Press photo stringer Manu Brabo and reporter Alberto Arce teamed up to witness El Salvador's most violent months since the end of the civil war in 1992, with 635 homicides reported in May for the country of just over 6 million people. June is on track to break that mark, with the latest bloodshed coming Sunday when suspected gang members killed two soldiers guarding a bus terminal in the capital.


This gallery was curated by photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City.


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