- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

As Haiti staggered in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, U.S. military personnel helped in the distribution of USAID relief to the people left homeless. Many have taken refuge in local schools and even though they have been asked to leave in order for classes to resume, they say they have nowhere else to go.

In Brazil, mothers of babies affected by the Zika virus posed for portraits with their babies on their first birthday. Elsewhere, former speaker of Brazil’s lower house Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, was arrested as part of a sprawling graft probe involving state oil giant Petrobras.

In Bolivia, the families of people with disabilities, with the help of the city government, organized a pageant to promote the rights of children and teens with impairments that ranged from physical to sensory to developmental.

Police in Panama seized more than 2,400 packages of cocaine hidden on the country’s Caribbean coast.

Across Latin America, people marched to condemn violence against women after the recent rape and brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl in Argentina.

In Peru, a pygmy anteater, also known as a silky anteater, was presented by the Huachipa Zoo in an event to promote their own pair of silky anteaters, who just turned 11 years old.

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Photo gallery edited by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.

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