AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

  • Followers of Maria Lionza's cult practice a ritual at Sorte Mountain in Venezuela's Yaracuy state, early Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, one year after the annual pilgrimage was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Along with Santeria, Venezuela is home to other folk religions, such as the sect surrounding the Indian goddess Maria Lionza, an indigenous woman who according to tradition was born on Sorte Mountain and whose cult has spread to Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Central America.

    Followers of Maria Lionza's cult practice a ritual at Sorte Mountain in Venezuela's Yaracuy state, early Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, one year after the annual pilgrimage was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Along with Santeria, Venezuela is home to other folk religions, such as the sect surrounding the Indian goddess Maria Lionza, an indigenous woman who according to tradition was born on Sorte Mountain and whose cult has spread to Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Central America. Associated Press

  • A public telephone booth lays on the sidewalk after the passing of Hurricane Pamela in Mazatlan, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Pamela made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast just north of Mazatlan on Wednesday, bringing high winds and rain to the port city.

    A public telephone booth lays on the sidewalk after the passing of Hurricane Pamela in Mazatlan, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Pamela made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast just north of Mazatlan on Wednesday, bringing high winds and rain to the port city. Associated Press

  • Young boxers warm up during a training session in La Magdalena neighborhood of Barranquilla, Colombia, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Local amateur boxer Miguel Angel Guzman, also known as "El ├'ato Guzman," sponsors a gym where boys wanting to become boxers train free of charge.

    Young boxers warm up during a training session in La Magdalena neighborhood of Barranquilla, Colombia, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Local amateur boxer Miguel Angel Guzman, also known as "El ├'ato Guzman," sponsors a gym where boys wanting to become boxers train free of charge. Associated Press

  • An enlarged model of a menstrual pad with a message that reads in Portuguese "Bolsonaro get out," lays amid donated women's hygiene products during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro who vetoed legislation that would distribute free menstrual pads to low-income women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

    An enlarged model of a menstrual pad with a message that reads in Portuguese "Bolsonaro get out," lays amid donated women's hygiene products during a protest against President Jair Bolsonaro who vetoed legislation that would distribute free menstrual pads to low-income women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Associated Press

  • Nurses carry coolers of the Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 as they go house to house to vaccinate residents in the Villa Maria del Triunfo neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

    Nurses carry coolers of the Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19 as they go house to house to vaccinate residents in the Villa Maria del Triunfo neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Associated Press

  • Farm workers transport Mexican Marigold on flat bottom boats through a the canals of Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Mexican Marigold, known as cempas├║chil is also called the flower of the dead in Mexico and is used in Day of the Dead celebrations.

    Farm workers transport Mexican Marigold on flat bottom boats through a the canals of Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Mexican Marigold, known as cempas├║chil is also called the flower of the dead in Mexico and is used in Day of the Dead celebrations. Associated Press

  • People bury five members of the Linares family, whose bodies were discovered in May at the house of a former police officer, in San Sebastian Salitrillo, El Salvador, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The ex-officer was originally arrested in connection with the murder of a mother and daughter, but investigators found pits on his property with other human remains.

    People bury five members of the Linares family, whose bodies were discovered in May at the house of a former police officer, in San Sebastian Salitrillo, El Salvador, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. The ex-officer was originally arrested in connection with the murder of a mother and daughter, but investigators found pits on his property with other human remains. Associated Press

  • A fisherman stands on a boat in Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta marsh in Nueva Venecia, Colombia, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. About 400 families live in stilt houses in the Cienaga Grande, the largest of the swampy marshes located in Colombia between the Magdalena River and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains.

    A fisherman stands on a boat in Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta marsh in Nueva Venecia, Colombia, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. About 400 families live in stilt houses in the Cienaga Grande, the largest of the swampy marshes located in Colombia between the Magdalena River and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. Associated Press

  • Members of the Ava Guarani Indigenous people sing during a march to demand title to ancestral Indigenous lands and for the government to stop evicting Indigenous people in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

    Members of the Ava Guarani Indigenous people sing during a march to demand title to ancestral Indigenous lands and for the government to stop evicting Indigenous people in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Associated Press

  • People wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic outside a grocery store where they wait for it to open in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

    People wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic outside a grocery store where they wait for it to open in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Associated Press

  • Brazil's Antony gestures after missing a chance to score against Colombia during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Barranquilla, Colombia, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.

    Brazil's Antony gestures after missing a chance to score against Colombia during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Barranquilla, Colombia, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 10/14/2021 10:59 PM

Oct. 8 '" 14, 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 Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City.

 

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