Weekly Photographic Recap: Latin America and Caribbean

by Ryan Lee
Latin America and Caribbean Weekly Photographic Recap

Spanning July 7 to July 13, 2023

Residents of Rio de Janeiro commemorated the missing through an art exhibit at Copacabana Beach. Regional athletes from Central America and the Caribbean participated in local games. Guatemala experienced increased strain as the supreme court forbade officials from excluding a presidential candidate. In Mexico, animal breeders protested potential legislation to outlaw cockfighting, bullfighting, and other violent animal sports.

This collection showcases some of the most striking images captured or distributed during the past week by Big Big News photographers based in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The assortment was handpicked by Jorge Saenz, a Big Big News photojournalist, in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Top right, Candelaria Cabrera, holds a soccer ball while she and her team, Huracán de Chabas female, pose on the field before their game against Alumni in Arequito, in the Santa Fe province of Argentina, on Monday, June 19, 2023. Candelaria’s fight to continue playing marked a turning point for women’s soccer in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

On the field after a rugby match against New Zealand’s All Blacks at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, Mateo Carreras, a member of Argentina’s Los Pumas, stands in defeat. The game took place on Saturday, July 8, 2023, and the All Blacks emerged victorious with a score of 41-12. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera)

On a soccer court in the Complexo do Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a young girl participates in a soccer coaching program hosted by the non-governmental organization, “Cara a Cara” or Face to Face, on Friday, July 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Juan Angel Napout, the ex-president of the South American soccer governing body, is greeted by family and friends upon arrival at Silvio Pettirossi Airport in Luque, Paraguay, on Friday, July 7, 2023. After serving 5 1/2 years of his sentence for a Dec. 22, 2017 conviction on one count of racketeering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy, Napout was freed from a federal prison in Miami and deported to Paraguay. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

At the Angel de la Independencia in Mexico City on Thursday, July 13, 2023, breeders displayed stuffed fighting cocks while protesting potential laws to prohibit cockfighting, bullfighting, and other violent animal sports. They argue that the ban would harm their cultural traditions and negatively affect the economy of these traditional Mexican events. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Thalia Morenos of Cuba celebrates with her teammate Laura Suarez after their victory over Colombia in the women’s volleyball team final for the bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, July 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

On a rainy Saturday, July 8, 2023, police maintain order outside the Electoral Court building while supporters march in favor of the electoral process in Guatemala City. Chief Justice Silvia Valdes Quezada issued an injunction on Friday night, blocking the certification of the results from the first-round presidential election held on June 25. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Photographs of those who vanished during Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship are on display at the Memory and Human Rights museum in Santiago, Chile, on Friday, July 7, 2023. Nearly fifty years after the military coup in Chile, the government of President Gabriel Boric will initiate a National Search Plan for over 1,000 victims of forced disappearances. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

During the men’s athletics triple jump final for gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Friday, July 7, 2023, Cuba’s Lazaro Martinez competes. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Archbishop of La Plata, Monsignor Victor Manuel Fernandez, leads Mass at the Cathedral in La Plata, Argentina, on Sunday, July 9, 2023. Fernandez was selected by Pope Francis to head the Holy See’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A view from above reveals a life-size model representing Amarildo de Souza, a bricklayer from the Rocinha favela who vanished 10 years ago, laying under netting on Copacabana beach during a protest against his disappearance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, July 13, 2023. The demonstration, organized by the non-governmental organization Rio de Paz, marked the 10th anniversary of the bricklayer’s murder by police, with his remains still to be found. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Latin America and Caribbean Weekly Photographic Recap

What is the date range for the events covered in the photographic recap?

The photographic recap covers events happening from July 7 to July 13, 2023.

Who curated the selection of images?

The selection of images was curated by Jorge Saenz, a Big Big News photojournalist based in Asuncion, Paraguay.

What are some of the highlighted events in the recap?

The recap highlights a range of events including a commemoration for the missing in Rio de Janeiro, athletic competitions in Central America and the Caribbean, political tensions in Guatemala, and a protest by animal breeders in Mexico.

What organization’s photographers captured these images?

These images were captured by photographers from Big Big News.

How can one follow AP’s visual journalism?

One can follow AP’s visual journalism through their Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/apnews, Twitter at http://twitter.com/AP_Images, and their blog at http://apimagesblog.com.

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JorgeG July 17, 2023 - 12:22 pm

Wow, these photos are just so powerful! The one of the memorial on Copacabana Beach got me. Kudos to the photogs!

Photoguy July 17, 2023 - 2:13 pm

amazing work by all the photographers, these images are truly moving.

ArgentinianPride July 17, 2023 - 5:08 pm

Great to see Candelaria Cabrera’s struggle getting recognized. She’s a role model for many young girls here.

soccer_girl July 17, 2023 - 6:24 pm

so cool to see the girl from Cara a Cara, soccer really changes lives everywhere.

Marie_loves_photos July 17, 2023 - 8:07 pm

Absolutely breathtaking imagery! Love following these updates each week, gives me a real sense of whats happening in the world.

PoliticsWatcher July 17, 2023 - 9:44 pm

Guatemala situation looks tense, hope it gets resolved peacefully.

LuizBrazilian July 17, 2023 - 11:03 pm

its heartbreaking to see the protests in my home country, but its also important. Thanks for sharing the stories that need to be heard!

GlobalCitizen July 18, 2023 - 4:30 am

Really eye opening stuff, sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words…

AnimalActivist247 July 18, 2023 - 5:20 am

those breeders marching in Mexico City, just horrible! we need to end animal blood sports NOW.

RugbyFan101 July 18, 2023 - 5:21 am

Tough loss for Los Pumas but the pic is awesome. Good game All Blacks.


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