AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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Posted: May 16, 2016 12:00 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery features some of the top Associated Press imagery taken in Latin America and the Caribbean that you may have missed last week.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended from her office as impeachment proceedings advanced against her. Her vice president, Michel Temer, took over the presidential duties pending the Senate's trial of Rousseff.

In Venezuela, anti-government demonstrators were blocked from reaching the National Electoral Council by National Guard soldiers. They were demanding that election officials start counting petition signatures that could lead to a presidential recall vote.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino declared during the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City that the corruption that plagued the world soccer federation to be over. In the Mexican seaside resort city of Acapulco, a wave of violence attributed to warring drug gangs erupted, leaving a number of dead and wounded.

Chile's government declared an emergency zone along its southern coast as it dealt with a toxic algae bloom known as red tide that is depriving local fishermen of their livelihood.

The Panama Canal Administration was putting the final touches on its canal expansion project.

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Photo gallery curated by Anita Baca in Mexico City.

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