AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

This week in Latin America mother nature took a turn for the worse as the Calbuco volcano erupted after almost 5 decades of inactivity. It billowed a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the inhabitants of nearby communities. The head of the national mining and geology service said the volcano's eruptive process could last weeks or even months.

Italy's Valentino Rossi won the MotoGP at the Argentina Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. He celebrated by wearing Argentine national soccer jersey with the name and number 10 of Diego Armando Maradona.

In South America, the Copa Libertadores soccer tournament was in full swing as more teams were left out of the next round of the cup.

In Cuba, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slid into a 1956 Chevrolet in Havana, during a visit that made Cuomo the first American governor to visit the island since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. His visit was meant to foster greater ties between New York and Cuba.

In Grenada, England faced the West Indies in cricket at the National Stadium in St. George's.

In Mexico, friends got an electric shock at the Texcoco fair, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

In Peru, more than three dozen mammals rescued from circuses and animal traffickers were airlifted from Lima and taken by boat to their new home in a jungle sanctuary.


This gallery was curated by photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.