AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Posted: Aug 24, 2015 12:02 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

A protester in Sao Paulo, Brazil dressed up as an evil-looking Ronald McDonald at a demonstration for better wages and working conditions for the fast food chain's employees. In Rio, slum residents protested the shootouts between police and gangs that have left them in the crossfire. And in northeast Brazil, cowboys held their annual Catch the Bull rodeo.

In Argentina, a dance lover in a wheelchair struck unique poses as she competed at the World Cup of Tango. The 37-year-old said she was paralyzed in a car accident when she was two-years-old, but nonetheless grew up with a love of dancing. Meanwhile, an Argentine family passed through Mexico on their VW road trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis at the Festival of Families in September.

Relatives of slain police officers in Managua, Nicaragua grieved for their loved ones, who were gunned down in an ambush while transporting a gang member.

In Guatemala, anti-government demonstrators demanded the resignation of Perez Molina after his former vice president was detained Friday in connection with a customs corruption scandal.

Nicaraguans honored their capital's patron saint, Santo Domingo de Guzman, some covered in elaborate body paint and costumes.

The University of Utah's Moran Eye Center brought sight to dozens of Haitians suffering "curable blindness" by performing free cataract surgery.


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


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