This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the last week.
In Chile, families of some transgender children have been demanding greater acceptance, leading other transgender kids to step out of the shadows backed by their parents. "Maybe they didn't notice it," said 8-year-old Selenna. "But I was always (a girl)."
Dancers from around the world showed off their grace and precision in the World Tango Championship final in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In Rio de Janeiro, thousands of soldiers and police occupied a series of slum communities in the city's north as part of efforts to combat a spike in violence.
A partial solar eclipse drew the gaze of people across Central America and the Caribbean, including a street performer dressed as a bronze statue in Havana, Cuba.
Peruvian archeologists discovered in a sacred pre-Incan site the bodies of 16 men from China who arrived to South America almost two centuries ago as semi-enslaved workers. The up to 100,000 Chinese migrants who performed backbreaking manual labor in Peru in the second half of the nineteenth century were discriminated against even in death, barred from burial in cemeteries reserved for Roman Catholics.
In Brazil's capital Brasilia, the Planalto Presidential Palace was illuminated with the colors of the Spanish flag, in honor of the victims of a deadly attack in Barcelona claimed by the Islamic State group.
This photo gallery was curated by photojournalist Rebecca Blackwell in Mexico City. On Twitter: @rblackwelll
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