AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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Posted: May 30, 2016 12:02 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Here are some of the top Associated Press images you may have missed last week in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Pilgrims celebrated the Qoyllur Rit'i festival at a sanctuary set up in Peru's Sinakara valley, while Roman Catholics observed the feast of Corpus Christi throughout the region.

Demonstrations turned violent in two South American countries, with the most serious clashes coming in Chile as masked men burned down a building while fighting with police using a water cannon. In Bolivia, disabled people demonstrating for more government help got into shoving matches with police who blocked their march to the National Palace.

Brazilians were enraged after the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro that came to light when several men joked about the attack online, posting graphic photos and videos of the unconscious, naked teen on Twitter.

In Venezuela, opposition members held a demonstration to demand authorities hold a recall referendum on cutting short socialist President Nicolas Maduro's term.

Relatives of 43 missing college students and supporters marched in Mexico to mark the 20 months since the young men disappeared after being taken into custody by police in southern Guerrero state.

Cuba's government announced that it will legalize small- and medium-sized private businesses.

Soccer fans across the region were entertained as the quarterfinal matches wrapped up in the Copa Libertadores tournament.

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Photo gallery curated by Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.

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