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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Last Updated May 25, 2018 at 12:40 am EDT

In this Friday, May 18, 2018 photo, a pigeon flies over a statue depicting Chilean Cardinal Jose Maria Caro stained with bird droppings, outside the Cathedral, in Santiago, Chile. In the biggest shake-up yet in the Roman Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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

At morgues and churches, tearful Cubans mourned loved ones after the country’s worst air disaster in three decades, the crash of a Boeing 737 in a field next to Havana’s international airport that killed 111 people.

Venezuelan electoral officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro an easy winner in the country’s widely criticized presidential election.

Neymar, the world’s highest paid soccer player, is nearly recovered from a foot operation and joined 16 of his teammates on Brazil’s nation team for physical and medical tests, looking ahead to competing in Russia at the World Cup in July.

Haitian children welcomed Queen Letizia of Spain with flowers, dances, hugs and songs during her visit to the populous and impoverished Cite Soleil neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince.

In Nicaragua, talks between President Daniel Ortega’s administration and opposition and civic groups on resolving weeks of deadly unrest broke down after government opponents demanded earlier elections and changes in electoral laws.

Four retired high-ranking military officers in Guatemala were convicted of crimes against humanity and other charges stemming from the 1981 rape and torture of a young woman and the disappearance of her teenage brother.

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Curated by photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City. On Twitter: @LatDesk

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