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 past week.

Hundreds of indigenous people set up camp outside Brazil’s congress building for an annual event to press for protection of their rights and lands, and this year to protest the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

A large group of Central American migrants dispersed after immigration officials raided a caravan in southern Mexico, sending hundreds fleeing into the hills and back to more dangerous routes north.

In Peru, mourners bid farewell to former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself as police arrived to detain him in a corruption investigation.

Five Haitians were killed and seven were wounded during an attack by gunmen in one of Port-au-Prince’s slums.

Young Venezuelan women are selling their hair to help make ends meet amid their country’s dire economic crisis. In Argentina, meanwhile, the value of the peso fell to new lows, furthering the economic pain for people in that nation.


A Brazilian woman played one of the two thieves crucified with Jesus during a Good Friday re-enactment of the Passion of Christ in Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha slum.

In the region’s Copa Libertadores soccer tournament, the coach of Chile’s Universidad Catolica embraced his counterpart at Argentina’s Rosario Central before their teams played. At another match, Bruno Henrique of Brazil’s Flamengo celebrated his goal against Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria.


Gallery edited by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.