In the week that was in Latin America, Venezuela raced to the weekend's congressional elections with the opposition leading in the polls. In Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff was confronted with impeachment proceedings by her political enemy, chamber of deputies chief Eduardo Cunha. Later in the week, Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri visited Rousseff in Brasilia.
As Rio de Janeiro gets ready for the 2016 Summer Olympic games, once again an investigation by the AP showed that its water sports venues are awash in raw sewage. In Sao Paulo, the Palmeiras soccer team lifted coach Marcelo Oliveira as they celebrated their victory in the Copa do Brasil.
In Mexico City, the Boston Celtics and the Kings met in a regular-season NBA basketball game.
In Colombia, a man confessed to murdering seven women in one of Bogota's most emblematic tourist spots. The police have found the remains of nine persons.
Tourists in Cuba traveled in a "Coco taxi" along the Malecon as waves broke above the sea wall in Havana.
In Chimbote, Peru, a nun tests her drums in preparation for a beatification ceremony for three slain Franciscan missionaries.
In Nicaragua, the Momotombo volcano erupted in spectacular fashion after more than one hundred years of silence.
This gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.
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