Venezuelan opposition activists continued their protests in Caracas against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on April 6, 2017. The center-right opposition vowed fresh street protests -after earlier unrest left dozens of people injured – to increase pressure on Maduro, whom they blame for the country’s economic crisis. (Photo credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 7, 2017: Here are some of the major stories in photos making headlines in the Caribbean and Latin America this week.
A family stands by tents in a shelter for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 5, 2017. A state of economic emergency has been declared in the town of Mocoa in southern Colombia, after mudslides left more than 300 people dead including some 90 children. And local officials urged the government to dispatch more police and troops to secure the region and prevent the looting of abandoned homes. (Photo credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporter of Presidential candidate for Movimiento CREO Guillermo Lasso shouts slogans during a protest for second day in a row against official results of the elections on April 05, 2017 in Quito, Ecuador. Lenin Moreno of Alianza Pais announced as winner on April 03, 2017. (Photo by Edu Leon/LatinContent/Getty Images).
People fleeing the floods wait outside the military base in the northern Peruvian city of Piura, hoping to board a flight out on April, 5, 2017. The ‘El Niño’ weather phenomenon caused heavy seasonal rains since the beginning of the year, leading to overflowing rivers, flash floods and mudslides in most of the northern coastal region of Peru, and leaving 106 people dead and more than 210,000 homes damaged. In addition, the floods destroyed drinking water infrastructure and thousands of hectares of crops, as well as hundreds of kilometers of roads and bridges. (Photo credit: CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)
People in French Guiana at one of the many road blocks set up by labor protestors on April 5, 2017 in Cayenne, Guiana. Workers have launched protests and strikes demanding pay raises and improved public safety, creating a fresh crisis in the last few weeks of outgoing President Francois Hollande’s unpopular term in office. (Photo credit: JODY AMIET/AFP/Getty Images)
Pässengers of US Royal Caribbean Cruise line ship Azamara Quest walk on the gangway upon her arrival in the port of Havana, on March 31, 2017. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)
A staff member from Buckingham Palace displays a Linen bag containing salt from the British Virgin Islands presented to Queen Elizabeth II, during a Preview of the Royal Gifts Exhibition, on April 3, 2017 in London. The exhibition includes gifts given during State Visits, overseas tours and official engagements and those presented to mark significant moments in Her Majesty’s life. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)