- Associated Press - Friday, October 12, 2018

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.

Brazilians showed their disgust with corruption and rising crime in the first round of presidential voting by giving the biggest block of votes to a brash-speaking former army captain who promises to restore “traditional values” and jail crooked politicians. Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro advanced to an Oct. 28 runoff with the second-place finisher, left-leaning Fernando Haddad.

Questions and condemnation of Venezuela’s leadership poured in after the suspicious death of an opposition activist, who authorities said threw himself from the 10th floor of a police building.

In Guatemala, former Vice President Roxana Baldetti was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for involvement in a fraudulent state contract to decontaminate a major lake.

Thousands of people on Haiti’s north coast dragged mattresses and chairs outside to camp out after a 5.9 earthquake killed at least 17 and injured 188.

The 12 boys and soccer coach from Thailand who were rescued from a partially flooded cave found themselves in the spotlight again when the Wild Boars played a friendly match against the River Plate youth soccer team of Argentina.

The match came a day after the Thai team participated in the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in the Argentine capital. Over 4,000 teenage athletes are competing in the games.

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

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