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A boy wearing a protective face mask as a measure to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, waves a Uruguayan national flag as he plays on the seafront of Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Life is slowly returning to normal in Uruguay, while the rest of Latin America is still fighting COVID-19.
A bolt of lightning strikes during an early morning storm in Mexico City, Monday, June 22, 2020.
EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Police investigators work a crime scene where a man was shot dead, leaving a trail of blood on a sidewalk marked with yellow circles serving as visual cues for social distancing, at a popular market in Lima, Peru, Friday, June 19, 2020. Although the crime rate plummeted during the first 3 months of quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes and assaults in the Peruvian capital are on the rise as confinement measures are softened.
Dr. Alejandra Antonio peers out from the triage consultation area to check whether any patients are waiting, at a COVID-19 hospital in Military Camp 1, in Naucalpan, Mexico State, part of the Mexico City metropolitan area, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
A man in full protection gear amid the new coronavirus pandemic, is reflected in a display of car mirrors outside a warehouse in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Bergut Funeral Services employees deliver coffins to a funeral store in Santiago, Chile, Friday, June 19, 2020. Coffin production has increased 120%, according to owner Nicolas Bergerie. A basic coffin penned the COVID model was designed to cope with the increase of deaths during the new coronavirus pandemic.
People brace themselves against a wall during an earthquake, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The 7.4 magnitude earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco on Tuesday killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.
Roland Jean, a Haitian deported from the United States, kneels on the tarmac after arriving at the Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, The man was transported to a hotel to undergo a 14-day mandated quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
Members of the "Tempero de Criola" band perform amid the new coronavirus pandemic at the Turano favela, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, June 19, 2020. A group of musicians playing Samba offered a small concert to the residents of Turano favela, most of whom remain quarantined to curb the spread of COVID-19.
People spend a day in the sun amid the new coronavirus pandemic, at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Authorities have started to ease some restrictive measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, allowing individual water sports but sunbathing is still forbidden and people out in public are asked to wear protective face masks.
Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus walk at dusk under a cloud of a Sahara dust hanging in the air in Havana on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. The massive cloud of dust is blanketed the Caribbean as it headed to the United States.
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photo editor Antia Baca in Mexico City.
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