AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Criticism has been fueled by the images that went viral this week of Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics against the migrants.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Criticism has been fueled by the images that went viral this week of Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics against the migrants. Associated Press

  • A Haitian migrant child holds up her stuffed animal so it doesn't get wet as she is carried on the shoulders of a man wading across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, to avoid deportation. More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants were removed from an encampment at the Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country.

    A Haitian migrant child holds up her stuffed animal so it doesn't get wet as she is carried on the shoulders of a man wading across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, to avoid deportation. More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants were removed from an encampment at the Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country. Associated Press

  • A Haitian migrant is silhouetted against the landscape on an improvised pitch during a pick up game of soccer as the sunsets at a refugee camp in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021.

    A Haitian migrant is silhouetted against the landscape on an improvised pitch during a pick up game of soccer as the sunsets at a refugee camp in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Associated Press

  • Residents wait outside a vaccination center in hopes of getting a second dose of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, as the sun begins to rise in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

    Residents wait outside a vaccination center in hopes of getting a second dose of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, as the sun begins to rise in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Associated Press

  • Framed through a cave opening at Ita Pyta Punta or Cape Red Rock, empty boats sit moored on the banks of the Paraguay River, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Paraguay's crucial outlet to the sea fell to its lowest level the following day, in at least 117 years, threatening massive economic losses to the small South American nation.

    Framed through a cave opening at Ita Pyta Punta or Cape Red Rock, empty boats sit moored on the banks of the Paraguay River, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Paraguay's crucial outlet to the sea fell to its lowest level the following day, in at least 117 years, threatening massive economic losses to the small South American nation. Associated Press

  • Luciana Benetti, 16, feeds her pet pig Chanchi, given to her for a birthday present the previous year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. As the new coronavirus began to circulate last year, Benetti found her plans for a big traditional 15th birthday party scrapped. In its place, her parents gave her a pig.

    Luciana Benetti, 16, feeds her pet pig Chanchi, given to her for a birthday present the previous year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. As the new coronavirus began to circulate last year, Benetti found her plans for a big traditional 15th birthday party scrapped. In its place, her parents gave her a pig. Associated Press

  • Dance instructor Rodolfo Robles rehearses in a subway car while traveling to a friend's house to prepare for a performance, in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

    Dance instructor Rodolfo Robles rehearses in a subway car while traveling to a friend's house to prepare for a performance, in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Associated Press

  • Chilean horseback riders take part in a traditional rodeo competition, a centerpiece of the country's Independence Day celebrations, in an arena empty of spectators due to the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Melipilla, Chile, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

    Chilean horseback riders take part in a traditional rodeo competition, a centerpiece of the country's Independence Day celebrations, in an arena empty of spectators due to the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Melipilla, Chile, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Associated Press

  • Students walk hand-in-hand crossing a barricade as they head home in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Residents set up a barricade in protest after accusing police of killing a man during a Tuesday night raid.

    Students walk hand-in-hand crossing a barricade as they head home in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Residents set up a barricade in protest after accusing police of killing a man during a Tuesday night raid. Associated Press

  • An employee fills a cistern with water in the Villa Maria hilltop shantytown of Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The state water company in Lima faces a huge challenge to build household connections in elevated areas. "There are areas where to build a reservoir on a hill you had to take machinery by helicopter because it was cheaper than making a road to transport the machinery," said engineer Jorge Poma.

    An employee fills a cistern with water in the Villa Maria hilltop shantytown of Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The state water company in Lima faces a huge challenge to build household connections in elevated areas. "There are areas where to build a reservoir on a hill you had to take machinery by helicopter because it was cheaper than making a road to transport the machinery," said engineer Jorge Poma. Associated Press

  • A youth performs a wheelie on his bike during an exhibition in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

    A youth performs a wheelie on his bike during an exhibition in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/23/2021 10:59 PM

Sept. 17-23, 2021

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP Photo Editor for Latin America & Caribbean Anita Baca in Mexico City.

 

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