AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 12:06 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

In the week that was in Latin America, politicians in Guatemala and Venezuela were kept behind bars. In Guatemala, former President Otto Perez Molina was ordered held in custody as he faces corruption charges and in Venezuela jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was sentenced to almost 14 years in prison for inciting violence during the sometimes bloody protests in 2014.

In Brazil, the Contemporary Christian Church celebrated its 9th anniversary opening its doors to the gay community of Rio de Janeiro. Also in Rio, the cleanup of Guanabara buy was pushed back still farther before the start of the Rio 2106 Olympic games. In Sao Paulo, taxi drivers blocked streets to protest Uber.

Chile commemorated another anniversary of the 1973 military coup that ousted democratically elected Salvador Allende and began the 17-year dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

In Mexico City, teams from the region played the FIBA Americas Championship for a birth in the 2016 Olympic games.

In the border area of Venezuela and Colombia, President Nicolas Maduro expanded an anti-smuggling offensive and ordered the closure of the main border crossing in the country's biggest state.

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

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