AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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Associated Press

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's bitter political divide took to the streets last week during the second week of mass protests that have President Nicolas Maduro scrambling to squash an increasingly militant opposition movement. A university student beauty queen was mourned Friday in the provincial Venezuelan city where she was killed during a political protest. Meanwhile, one of Maduro's most outspoken critics has become the latest rally cry for opposition protesters after engaging in an armed standoff with security forces Sunday. In Mexico, the long-sought leader of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was captured early Saturday by Mexican marines at a condominium in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan. Mexican journalists gathered to protest the kidnap and murder of colleague Gregorio Jimenez, who was at least the 12th journalist slain or gone missing in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz since 2010.

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