Best Pix From Latin America

From a memorial service for Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez to clashes in Venezuela, here are the best photos from Latin America the past week.



    In this April 24, 2014 photo, a sculpture decorated with newspaper clippings is on display near the site where anti-government student protesters are camping out in Bolivar square in the Chacao municipality of Caracas, Venezuela. The opposition is resuming talks with President Nicolas Maduro's government on Thursday, aimed at defusing the nation's political crisis. It's the fourth face-to-face meeting this month and expected to focus on calls by the opposition for amnesty for jailed activists. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)


    In this April 25, 2014 photo, fans watch a MotoGP free practice session at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, Argentina, Friday, April 25, 2014. Argentina's Motorcycle Grand Prix will take place Sunday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)


    Paper yellow butterflies fly at the entrance of the Cathedral during a ceremony in honor of the late Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The Colombian author, who died in Mexico City on April 17, 2014, is considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time. The yellow butterflies are a reference to his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, in which clouds of yellow butterflies precede a forbidden lovers arrival. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)


    In this April 10, 2014 photo, people ride the nearly empty escalators inside Sambil mall in the city in Caracas, Venezuela. Fifteen years of socialist rule and an acute economic crisis is catching up with Venezuelaís shopping malls, once impenetrable oases of consumerism where rich and poor alike sought refuge from crime-ridden streets. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)


    In this April 21, 2014 photo, rain falls on a pavement painted with a yellow butterfly in a street where the late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born prior to a symbolic funeral ceremony in Aracataca, in Colombia's Caribbean coast. Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87 in Mexico City on April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)


    In this April 25, 2014, photo, a woman holds her hand to the glass box protecting an effigy of Pope John Paul II at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The canonization of Pope John Paul II is drawing special attention in Latin America, reviving both warm memories of his frequent visits to the region and debate over his handling of sex-abuse scandals. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)


    In this April 23, 2014 photo, a Statue of Mafalda, the main character of the comic strip by Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino, sits on a bench in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The comic strip, about a sharp tongued 6 year old, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Mafalda became Argentinaís most famous comic strip character, particularly renowned for her political satire. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)


    In this April 26, 2014 photo, a woman and her sons take cover from the tears gas fired by Bolivarian National Guards soldiers toward demonstrators during clashes at an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela. Student organizers at the last minute decided against marching downtown to avoid a confrontation with security forces in the government-controlled district. Instead they concentrated in the wealthier, eastern neighborhoods that have been the hotbed of unrest since February. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)


    In this April 16, 2014 photo, one of the five sons of police investigator Elmer Antonio Bautista weeps during his father funeral ceremony in Izalco, El Salvador. According to the police, Bautista was murdered by members of the Mara 18 gang while on duty. Since January, there have been 61 attacks on police in El Salvador, up from 30 in the same period of 2013. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
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