AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

AP News
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 12:02 AM

The week that was in Latin America and the Caribbean was marked by a tropical storm, a volcanic eruption, a border dispute, political crises and a tango championship.

In Buenos Aires, the winners of the salon category at the World Tango Championship final embrace in joy as they celebrate their victory, and the Argentine mother of death row inmate in Texas waits for her son's final execution date.

In the Caribbean, Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path on the small island of Dominica and parts of Haiti.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of Colombians living on the Venezuelan side of the border and vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages. He also partially closed several border crossings in the area.

In Chile, demonstrators protested delays in an education overhaul as promised by President Michelle Bachelet. While in Ecuador, the Cotopaxi volcano had its first eruption since its last major one in 1877.

Pressure grew on Guatemalan Perez Molina to resign, as thousands took to the streets in protest.

In Mexico City, Volkswagen beetles come back to life as enthusiasts rescued them from the scrap heap. The iconic Salon Tenampa celebrated 90 years of attracting visitors and mariachis.

In Peru, counternarcotics forces blow craters in clandestine jungle airstrips in an attempt to render them unusable by drug smugglers.


This gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.


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