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Best Latin American Pix Of The Week
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro got a quick, and strong, reaction to having the military take over appliance shops and slash prices. Bargain hunters swarmed over stores across Venezuela, and Maduro had to go on TV to urge calm, telling his countrymen: "There's no need to sleep outside store doors."  Campaigning wound as Chileans prepared to vote for a new president this weekend. The race's two leading candidates were childhood friends, one the daughter of a victim of the former Pinochet dictatorship and the other the daughter of an active member of that junta. In Brazil's Amazon, the 12th Indigenous Games got underway. Some 1,500 participants from 48 Brazilian tribes and more than a dozen other nations are competing in the event, which has been praised as a "holistic" alternative to sports extravaganzas coming up in Brazil — the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd produced a tough look at the rough edges of Lima, Peru, where dusty, chaotic neighborhoods bulge with dirt-poor people, many of them who pour in from the Andes unprepared for big city life.
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In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 photo, a person dressed in a police costume walks along Avenida de Mayo on the day of the annual gay pride parade in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina was the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage and in 2012 Congress approved the Argentina Gender Identity Law, enabling people to change their names and sexes on official documents without first getting approval from a judge or doctor. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 photo, a woman, left, attending a ceremony that marks the beginning of the Holocaust, tries to stop ultra-traditionalist Catholics from interrupting an interfaith event at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The small group disrupted the service by shouting the rosary and the "Our Father" prayer, and spreading pamphlets saying "followers of false gods must be kept out of the sacred temple." The annual ceremony brings together Catholics, Jews and Protestants to mark Kristallnacht. (AP Photo/Rodolfo Pezzoni,DyN)

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A crowd claps to the rhythm of the music as a supporter holds up a campaign poster of presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet at the closing campaign rally for Bachelet in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Bachelet is expected to overwhelmingly win Sunday's presidential election and possibly avoid a runoff. Thursday was the last day of campaigning for elections that will also choose members of the lower House of Congress and Senate seats. (AP Photo/Victor Caivano)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 photo, shoppers stand in line, leaning against a barricade as they wait to enter an appliance store in Caracas, Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro in recent days ordered the military to take over appliance stores, slashing prices, leading bargain hunters to form block-long lines across the country. Maduro has appeared daily on TV to announce the confiscation of businesses he accuses of helping wage an "economic war" on Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 photo, Mexico's Oribe Peralta, bottom, jumps for the ball with New Zealand's Jake Butler, behind top, and New Zealand's goalkeeper Glenn Moss, center right, at a 2014 World Cup playoff first round soccer match in Mexico City. Mexico scored only seven goals in 10 qualifying games, but broke through under new coach Miguel Herrera, defeating New Zealand 5-1 on Wednesday to close in on a spot in the World Cup next year. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

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In this Aug. 8, 2013 photo, a man playfully points a toy gun at his friend's forehead, as the four unemployed and homeless Peruvians drink alcohol while passing the time in the Villa Maria del Triunfo, Lima, Peru. Perus capital is a city of contrasts. It can be hospitable, orderly and picturesque when seen through the eyes of a foreign tourist. But also squalid and chaotic in the crowded impoverished peripheries of this capital of 9 million, many of them transplants from the Andean highlands who pour in every day, unprepared for  life in the big city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shake hands with supporters during a transport workers rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Maduro says he'll present evidence in the coming hours showing how the U.S. Embassy in Caracas is plotting to destabilize the South American nation. Maduro's announcement at a pro-government rally Tuesday comes after he vowed to extend price caps that have led to long lines of bargain hunters at appliance stores across the country in recent days. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Office)
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In this Thursday, Nov, 14. 2013 photo, presidential candidate Evelyn Matthei dances with musicians at her closing campaign rally in Chillan, Chile. Thursday was the last day of campaigning in Chile for the Nov. 17 elections. The two leading candidates, Matthei and former president Michelle Bachelet, have an almost Shakespearean relationship as childhood friends whose fathers were top generals on opposite sides of Chile's deep political divide. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)
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A shopper carries his newly-purchased microwave oven as he leaves an appliance store in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. President Nicolas Maduro in recent days ordered the military to take over appliance stores, slashing prices, leading bargain hunters to form block-long lines across the country. The populist measures seem designed to help Maduro's party get over the hump of next month's mayoral vote, its first electoral test since the president narrowly defeated opposition leader Henrique Capriles in April. But while the measures apparently are popular with voters, Maduro runs the risk of cannibalizing an already damaged economy.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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As he waits for his turn, a shopper shows his number that will allow him to enter an appliance store in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. President Nicolas Maduro in recent days ordered the military to take over appliance stores, slashing prices, leading bargain hunters to form block-long lines across the country. The populist measures seem designed to help Maduro's party get over the hump of next month's mayoral vote, its first electoral test since the president narrowly defeated opposition leader Henrique Capriles in April. But while the measures apparently are popular with voters, Maduro runs the risk of cannibalizing an already damaged economy.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 photo, boys stand on the sidelines of a meeting at the 12th Indigenous Games in Cuiaba, Brazil. More than 1,500 participants from 48 Brazilian tribes, as well as from more than a dozen other nations, descended this week on Cuiaba, the capital of Mato Grosso state, for the games that end Saturday. All participants will earn "medals" carved from wood, seeds and other natural items. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Two National Police officers stand on guard as people wait in line to enter an appliance store in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. President Nicolas Maduro in recent days ordered the military to take over appliance stores, slashing prices, leading bargain hunters to form block-long lines across the country. The populist measures seem designed to help Maduro's party get over the hump of next month's mayoral vote, its first electoral test since the president narrowly defeated opposition leader Henrique Capriles in April. But while the measures apparently are popular with voters, Maduro runs the risk of cannibalizing an already damaged economy.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 photo, a giant alebrije, an art form native to Mexico, parades along Reforma Ave. in Mexico City. The Museum of Popular Art puts on the annual parade of the monumental fantasy-like sculptures to promote the work of Mexican artists and artisans. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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A shopper looks at products displayed in a storefront window of an appliance in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. President Nicolas Maduro in recent days ordered the military to take over appliance stores, slashing prices, leading bargain hunters to form block-long lines across the country. The populist measures seem designed to help Maduro's party get over the hump of next month's mayoral vote, its first electoral test since the president narrowly defeated opposition leader Henrique Capriles in April. But while the measures apparently are popular with voters, Maduro runs the risk of cannibalizing an already damaged economy.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Best Latin American Pix Of The Week

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro got a quick, and strong, reaction to having the military take over appliance shops and slash prices. Bargain hunters swarmed over stores across Venezuela, and Maduro had to go on TV to urge calm, telling his countrymen: "There's no need to sleep outside store doors."  Campaigning wound as Chileans prepared to vote for a new president this weekend. The race's two leading candidates were childhood friends, one the daughter of a victim of the former Pinochet dictatorship and the other the daughter of an active member of that junta. In Brazil's Amazon, the 12th Indigenous Games got underway. Some 1,500 participants from 48 Brazilian tribes and more than a dozen other nations are competing in the event, which has been praised as a "holistic" alternative to sports extravaganzas coming up in Brazil — the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd produced a tough look at the rough edges of Lima, Peru, where dusty, chaotic neighborhoods bulge with dirt-poor people, many of them who pour in from the Andes unprepared for big city life.

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