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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

Monday - 8/18/2014, 12:04am  ET

In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, supporters of Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide carry a coffin to block a street during a protest in his support, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Supporters of the former President blockaded the street in front of his home Thursday, amid fears he could face arrest for failing to obey a Haitian court’s summons to testify in a money-laundering case. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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The celebration of Santo Domingo de Guzman, spread over the first 10 days of August in Nicaragua's capital, allowed young and old to dance, pray and dress up to thank the saint for his favors.

Economic woes continued in Argentina last week as workers for the U.S. company R.R. Donnelley & Sons printing plant were left without a job. A ray of hope came from San Lorenzo, Pope Francis' favorite soccer team, as it defeated Uruguay's Nacional 2-1 on aggregate to win the Copa Libertadores title for the first time.

The Panama Canal celebrated its 100th birthday amid rising concerns over the waterway's delayed expansion. Ecuador's capital, Quito, was struck by several low magnitude earthquakes, which caused some damage and panic.

Haiti was rocked by protests as supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide blockaded the street in front of his home amid fears he could face arrest. Haiti also arrested some of the escaped criminals who made a mass breakout from a prison outside the Haitian capital.

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died in an airplane accident. In Havana, Fidel Castro celebrated his 88th birthday.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.


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