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This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

The Central American migrant caravan that is in the Mexican border city of Tijuana made its first attempt to force its way into the U.S., and American authorities drove them back with tear gas and rubber bullets. As conditions worsen at the city's shelters, the migrants are beginning to settle down for a long wait on Mexican soil.

In Colombia, the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort treated dozens of Colombian and Venezuelan patients. Many the Venezuelans are migrants who had not received any medical treatment for a long time.

The final soccer match of the Copa Libertadores tournament was cancelled in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after River Plate fans threw rocks and other missiles at the bus carrying the Boca Junior players to Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium. The match will now be played in Spain on Dec. 9.

Haiti saw more violence in the streets as opposition supporters marched to demand to know what happened to money from Veneuzela's Petrocaribe program that was given to Haiti after its devastating 2010 earthquake.

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a former army officer, continued to make public appearances surrounded by military men prior to his Jan. 1 inauguration.

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Argentines made final preparations for the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires.

In Chile, President Sebastian Pinera signed a law that lets people over age 14 change their name and gender in official records.


Curated by photojournalist Esteban Felix in Santiago, Chile.

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