AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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Posted: Sep 29, 2017 12:13 AM
AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images, made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean, published in the past week.

People in Puerto Rico emerged after the passage of powerful Hurricane Maria to find their island in shambles, the electricity grid knocked out, roads and bridges churned up, and drinking water and food in short supply.

Meanwhile, Mexicans began digging out the debris left when a magnitude 7.1 earthquake collapsed dozens of buildings in the capital and neighboring states. Rescue teams from around the world and an army of local volunteers helped in the task of looking for survivors and picking up the pieces.

In Brazil, shootouts between rival drug gangs prompted the government of Rio de Janeiro to ask for the army to join in another attempt to pacify the city's slums. Away from the violence, thousands reveled at the Rock in Rio music festival.

Haitian demonstrators clashed with police during a protest over the government's new budget that will raise taxes on such things as cigarettes, alcohol and licenses.

In Argentina, the River Plate soccer club pummeled Bolivia's Wilstermann by 8-0 during a match of the Copa Libertadores tournament for South American teams.

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This photo gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.

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