AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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.

Women across the region marked International Women’s Day with demonstrations demanding equality and an end to violence against women. Two days earlier, legislators in Argentina presented a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, following heavy pressure from rallies by women’s groups.

Cuba held its 20th Cigar Festival, where the island’s tobacco industry reported increased yields and better quality in last year’s crop, making 2017 one of the best years ever for Cuban farmers and cigar producers.

Venezuela’s economic crisis continued to push rising numbers of people into Colombia, creating a…

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