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.

Protesters threw red paint on female police officers in Mexico City during a demonstration over the latest killings of two women.

Landslides and floods destroyed streets and cars amid heavy rains in southeastern Brazil, where over 30,000 people were displaced and more than 60 people died.

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was ordered back into preventative detention while she is investigated for alleged money laundering related to the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

In Brazil, people in Rio de Janeiro are putting gardens on their homes’ roofs to create a greener version of a tree-starved urban landscape that contrasts with the verdant rainforest looming over the city.

Mexican National Guard agents stood watch over the Suchiate River where locals transport cargo and ferry people between Mexico and Guatemala, a location popular for Central American migrants to cross the border.


A burial was held in Haiti for Charlot Jeudy, the late leader of the prominent LGBTQ group Kouraj who was found dead at his home in the capital.

Demonstrators protested the death of Jorge Mora, a fan of Chile’s Colo Colo soccer team who was run over by a police truck outside a stadium after a match.


This gallery was curated by photo editor Leseli Mazoch in Mexico City. On Twitter: @LeslieMazoch