AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

AP PHOTOS: Haitian children venture back to school after months of unrest, Mexicans unsettled by bloody gunbattles in the north, Chilean women demonstrate against gender-based violence

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.

Thousands of Haitian children returned to their classes after months of violent protests against the government shut down schools.

Mexico’s president has said he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but some communities called for a more forceful strategy after 23 people died during gunbattles in the northern border state of Coahuila.

In Chile, thousands of older women dressed in black and red scarves around their necks demonstrated against gender-based violence, chanting “The rapist is you,” a protest song that has gained international attention.

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Curated by photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City. On Twitter: @LatDesk