Monday, October 12
Nicaraguan miners angry over the firing of their union leaders kept up a strike last week by blocking roads into their town of El Limon, demanding the B2Gold mining company of Canada hire the leaders back. Police failed to clear the streets and one officer died from a heart attack being beaten by miners.
Guatemalans buried friends and family after a mudslide killed more than 250 people on the outskirts of the capital. Hope faded for any more survivors as the smell of rotting bodies spread and searchers reported that water filled all the buried dwellings they had dug down to.
Brazilian taxi drivers protested against Uber in Sao Paulo, where authorities decided to regulate the ride-finding app service instead of banning it. The next day, a judge in Rio de Janeiro blocked that city's attempt to ban such services.
Campaign posters promoting Haiti's 54 presidential candidates are filling the street posts of Port-au-Prince ahead of the Oct. 25 election.
The region hosted a slew of World Cup qualifying matches, the start of the four-year competition to winnow the field for the 2018 soccer tournament in Russia.
The IMF and World Bank held their annual meeting in Lima, Peru, the first gathering by the two international lending bodies gathered in Latin America in nearly 50 years.
Activity picked up at Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano, which poured out towering plumes of smoke and ash, while Hurricane Joaquin swirled away from the region after causing heavy flooding in eastern Bahamas.
This gallery was curated by photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City.
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