AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016 12:08 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

Tourists in southern Argentina witnessed a breathtaking natural phenomenon when huge chunks of the Perito Moreno Glacier broke off in front of them, as shown in a collection of last week's top pictures taken by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In Mexico, demonstrators protested violence against women on International Women's Day, while naked, masked men joined a protest organized by feminist organizations in Chile. Brazilian women protested against a lawmaker who proposed a bill that would make it a crime to assist a pregnant woman with an abortion.

Six months after the Venezuelan government shut its border with Colombia to fight smuggling, thousands of people living in Venezuela now must make arduous treks on foot to get treatment in Colombian hospitals.

In Venezuela's capital, President Nicolas Maduro led an anti-U.S. rally to protest the renewal of U.S. sanctions on several of his top officials over human rights violations.

Sweat sprang from the head of Pablo Camacho of Venezuela's Deportivo Tachira soccer club when he headed the ball square on during a Copa Libertadores qualifying match against Mexico's Pumas.

In the Caribbean, young music fans in Cuba gathered for a free concert by the U.S. electronic music group Major Lazer, while baskets of red ripe tomatoes filled vendors baskets at a market in Haiti.

An amusement park was one of the sites left awash in the greater Sao Paulo area of Brazil as heavy rains caused mudslides and flooding.

In Rio de Janeiro, a lone Brazilian flag hung from a home that was once part of a community of about 800 families being demolished to make way for a route to the Olympic Park.

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

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