AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

AP PHOTOS: World's last VW Beetle rolls off line in Mexico, Argentines marks death of president who left during economic crisis, Venezuela celebrates 208th anniversary of independence declaration

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.

Mexico saw the end of another era as the world's last modern VW Beetle rolled off the production line at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Puebla.

Argentines marked the death of former President Fernando de La Rua, who had attracted voters with his image as an honest statesman but later left as the country plunged into its worst economic crisis.

Venezuela celebrated the 208th anniversary of its declaration of independence from Spain.

Cuban children played in puddles outside their home after a rainstorm in Havana, while Panamanian fishermen rode their boats on Panama City bay with the skyline of the city in the background.

Brazil's national team won the Copa America soccer tournament for the first time since 2007 by scoring a 3-1 victory over Peru. In Mexico, fans of the Tijuana soccer club celebrated after the home team defeated Argentine powerhouse Boca Juniors in a friendly match.


Curated by Associated Press photo editor Tomas Stargardter in Mexico City.