At the start of the week, former U.S. President Bill Clinton began a tour of Latin America to monitor Clinton Foundation projects. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim joined Clinton in Lima, Peru visiting a project that gives rural Andean women sales training.
In weeklong protests, Haitians expressed their disapproval of the official preliminary results from last month's first-round of presidential voting. The protesters are calling for the cancellation of the recent election, or the removal of Jovenel Moise, the ruling party candidate who is set to face top finisher Jude Celestin in the Dec. 27 presidential runoff election.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday surveyed the devastation wrought by the bursting of a dam at an iron ore mine, pledging that the company would be made to pay for the cleanup. Rousseff called last week's breach at the Samarco mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais the "biggest environmental disaster" to hit the country.
Torrential rain in Buenos Aires on Thursday forced the World Cup qualifying game between Argentina and Brazil to be pushed back a day. Officials declined to start the match at Monumental Stadium, ruling that the saturated field was unplayable. The following day the soccer powerhouses drew 1-1 in their much-awaited World Cup qualifier.
The carts of Colombian trash collectors were given a makeover when dozens of artists from different countries and volunteers took part in the "Pimp My Carroca" project on Sunday, in Bogota. The social project was created by Brazilian artist Thiago Mundano to draw attention to the crucial role of urban recyclers, who travel the city filling their carrocas or carts, with discarded material such as plastic and cardboard.
This gallery was curated by photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City.
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