This photo gallery highlights some of the top imagery and news moments made by Associated Press photographers based in Latin America and Caribbean that were published in the last week.
Rio de Janeiro held its 21st gay pride parade, with organizers focusing on getting legislation passed in Brazil that would allow adults to legally change their gender on identity documents and eliminate bureaucracy involved in sex reassignment surgery.
As Argentina's Boca Juniors soccer club beat was on its way to beating bitter rival River Plate 4-2, Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez was embraced by teammate Walter Bou.
Brazilian President Michel Temer announced new economic measures under pressure to get the country out of its worst recession in decades, acting days after angry crowds were in the streets protesting, some clashing with military police.
Devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe made pilgrimages from all corners of Mexico to the capital's basilica to pay homage to the virgin on her Dec. 12 feast day.
With Christmas celebrations beginning across Latin America, volunteers in Guatemala City handed out gifts to sick children, while prison inmates in Brazil decked out cellblocks with holiday decorations they made themselves and put on a skit dramatizing biblical stories.
The photo gallery was curated by chief Southern Cone photographer Natacha Pisarenko in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Twitter handle: @npisarenko