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AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

A tourist rides a bungee jump in the Comuna 13 neighborhood of Medellin, Colombia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Once a battleground for fighting among drug cartels, leftist guerrillas, military forces, and government-linked paramilitary groups, the area is now a tourist attraction. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

A tourist rides a bungee jump in the Comuna 13 neighborhood of Medellin, Colombia, Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Once a battleground for fighting among drug cartels, leftist guerrillas, military forces, and government-linked paramilitary groups, the area is now a tourist attraction. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Feb. 16–22, 2024

A tourist bungee jumped in Colombia, swimmers dove from a dock in Peru, and revelers danced on the closing day of Carnival in Bolivia as Catholics across the region marked the start of Lent. Mexicans marched demanding electoral autonomy for this year’s general election, and former detainees in Paraguay celebrated the conviction of a retired police commissioner who tortured people during the Stroessner dictatorship in 1976.

The selection was curated by AP photojournalist Ariana Cubillos in Caracas, Venezuela.

A sister of miner Santiago Mora, left, cries with other relatives as he is buried at the cemetery in La Paragua, Bolivar state, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. The collapse of an illegally operated open-pit gold mine in central Venezuela killed at least 14 people and injured several more, state authorities said Wednesday, as some other officials reported an undetermined number of people could be trapped. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

A sister of miner Santiago Mora, left, cries with other relatives as he is buried at the cemetery in La Paragua, Bolivar state, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. The collapse of an illegally operated open-pit gold mine in central Venezuela killed at least 14 people and injured several more, state authorities said Wednesday, as some other officials reported an undetermined number of people could be trapped. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

A priest marks a person's forehead with a cross of ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season for Catholics. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

A priest marks a person’s forehead with a cross of ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season for Catholics. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Alberto Chumpitaz dives from a dock at Pescadores Beach during summer in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Alberto Chumpitaz dives from a dock at Pescadores Beach during summer in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

People take part in a march organized by citizen organizations demanding that electoral autonomy be respected in the upcoming general elections in downtown Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. General elections are scheduled for June 2. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

People take part in a march organized by citizen organizations demanding that electoral autonomy be respected in the upcoming general elections in downtown Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. General elections are scheduled for June 2. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Political and human rights activists who are former detainees react as the court announces the 30-year prison sentence for retired Police Commissioner Eusebio Torres for the 1976 torture of detainees during the Stroessner dictatorship, at Justice Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. Torres, 88, will serve his sentence at home. The signs read in Spanish "More than 400 disappeared," "Without justice there is no democracy," and "Impunity for crime feeds a bad memory." (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Political and human rights activists who are former detainees react as the court announces the 30-year prison sentence for retired Police Commissioner Eusebio Torres for the 1976 torture of detainees during the Stroessner dictatorship, at Justice Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. Torres, 88, will serve his sentence at home. The signs read in Spanish “More than 400 disappeared,” “Without justice there is no democracy,” and “Impunity for crime feeds a bad memory.” (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Coffins fill a flooded room of niches at the municipal cemetery in La Plata, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. A criminal investigation was opened after the new municipal government found hundreds of coffins and bags with human remains in disarray, many unidentified. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Coffins fill a flooded room of niches at the municipal cemetery in La Plata, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. A criminal investigation was opened after the new municipal government found hundreds of coffins and bags with human remains in disarray, many unidentified. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A mural of Argentine former first lady María Eva Duarte de Perón, better known as Eva Perón, or Evita, depicting her with a saint's halo, adorns a wall inside the Peron Peron restaurant in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A mural of Argentine former first lady María Eva Duarte de Perón, better known as Eva Perón, or Evita, depicting her with a saint’s halo, adorns a wall inside the Peron Peron restaurant in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A photo of Alexei Navalny and a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "Putin killed Navalny" are taped to a gate outside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Navalny, who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests as President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe, died Friday in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a 19-year sentence, Russia's prison agency said. He was 47. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

A photo of Alexei Navalny and a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: “Putin killed Navalny” are taped to a gate outside the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Navalny, who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests as President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest foe, died Friday in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a 19-year sentence, Russia’s prison agency said. He was 47. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Revelers dance on the closing day of Carnival in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Revelers dance on the closing day of Carnival in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Groundworkers drive a cart during a practice round ahead of the Mexico Open golf tournament in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Groundworkers drive a cart during a practice round ahead of the Mexico Open golf tournament in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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