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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

AP PHOTOS: A selection of our favorite images from Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on Sept. 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Sept. 1, 2014 at 12:16 a.m.

When Cubans go to the beach to cool off during the summer, they use any kind of transportation they can find: bus; horse-drawn carriage; classic cars from the 1950s.

A different kind of transportation has been in the spotlight in southern Mexico, where police cracked down on Central American migrants as they traveled on foot, bus or the infamous freight train known as the “La Bestia” on their way north to the United States.

 Argentines took to the streets once again to demand higher wages and lower taxes in a 36-hour strike led by an umbrella group of unions. Meanwhile, new champions were named in the final of the Tango World Championship stage category.

 Brazil’s presidential candidates were in full swing, pressing the flesh and meeting the voters. President Dilma Rousseff, who is running for a second term, got an earful from an elderly voter while having a bite to eat.

 The Mexican Soccer league saw Queretaro’s Mario Martinez fight for the ball with Cruz Azul’s Hugo Pavone during a rain-soaked match.

 In Ecuador, the Tungurahua volcano spewed ash once more is it continues an eruptive phase that started back in 1999.

 Rescuers struggled to find gold miners who had been trapped by a landslide in the Nicaraguan town of Bonanza, while anguished family members waited for news of their loved ones. They finally succeeded in freeing at least 20 men, while efforts to find several more reported missing continued over the weekend.

And in Brazil, teenage girls from Rio’s Santa Marta “favela” slum were treated to a debutante ball organized by officers in the Pacifying Police Unit in their neighborhood.

Associated Press photographers and photo editors on Twitter:

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

 FBI Director James B. Comey, right, gestures as U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall stands at left during a news conference in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Comey spoke after the sentencing in federal court of Mohamed Mohamud, who was convicted last year of a terrorism charge. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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 FILE  - In this June 27, 2012 file photo, pedestrians cross a street near the Bank of Stockton in Stockton, Calif.  A federal judge could rule Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, an inland port city in California that in 2012 became the largest city in the U.S. to file for Chapter 9 protection before Detroit filed last year. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein has scheduled a hearing in Sacramento in a trial that has lasted more than four months. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka, File)

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 A police officer stands by the scene of a shooting in Bell Gardens, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities say Mayor Daniel Crespo, of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, has been shot to death and his wife is in custody. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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