AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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Posted: Nov 18, 2016 12:03 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

During the week that was in Latin America, the skies of Cuba were lit up by a super-moon.

In Mexico, three men told their harrowing tale of torture at the hands of Mexican Marines. And in Veracruz state, residents took to the streets and ransacked the town hall of Catemaco protesting the disappearance of Rev. Jose Luis Sanchez Ruiz. The priest was found alive but "with notable signs of torture," the Roman Catholic Church said.

In Rio de Janeiro, demonstrators clashed with police after the federal and state governments proposed spending cuts. Brazil's government froze Rio's accounts until it pays the 140 million reals ($42 million) it owes the national administration.

In Santiago, Chile, workers also clashed with police, upset with a salary increase of 3.2 percent that was approved by Congress. They had settled for a 4 percent increase after lowering their demand from 7 percent.

In Caracas, people took to the streets demanding the government attend to Venezuela's health crisis. Shortages of medicine, medical supplies and services are causing avoidable deaths in the South American country.

In Havana, an honor guard marched under the rain after taking part in a ceremony with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the city's bay, fishermen used inflated condoms as bobbers for fishing.

In Mexico, a sea lion that was untangled from fishing lines was released back into the wild in Espiritu Santo.

Across the continent, soccer squads from North and South America met in the year's last FIFA qualifier.

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Photo gallery curated by Haiti AP photojournalist Dieu Nalio Chery