AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

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 photojournalist Esteban Felix in Santiago, Chile.

Mexico City resident Romina Montoya takes a playful selfie wearing a protective face mask over her eyes and nose, in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel)

The shadows of restaurant workers banging metal pots are cast on the street as more than a hundred employees from multiple restaurants block an intersection in the Polanco neighborhood to protest COVID-19 “red alert” restrictions that have closed on-site dining in Mexico City, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Street artist Wolfgang Salazar works on his mural featuring Venezuelan athlete Yulimar Rojas, in the Boleita neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Children play in an occupied building that used to house a factory, amid the new coronavirus pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

raceli Ramirez holds the stuffed bear she had made from the shirt of her father, Lorenzo Ramirez, who died so quickly from COVID-19 two months ago that she was unable to say goodbye, as she sits outside the home of bear maker Erendira Guerrero, where she returned for a TV interview, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

A penguin swims in an enclosure housing Gentoo and chinstrap penguins at Inbursa Aquarium, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Last month Inbursa saw the birth of Alex, the first gentoo penguin to be born in Mexico. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Children play at a park during the COVID-19 pandemic in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

Dressed in a Nazi uniform, Carlos Mendoza, 39, gathers with other men after giving a political speech at Plaza San Martin, where dozens of people meet daily to exchange political ideas in public forums in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Birds fly about in Bolivar Square empty of visitors during an official continuous multi-day curfew in an effort to contain the increase of COVID-19 infections, in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Aymara Indigenous women wearing masks amid the new coronavirus pandemic wait to enter the archaeological museum in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Fishermen’s boats sit idle on the dry banks of a Paraguay River tributary in Puerto Pabla, Lambare, Paraguay, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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