AP PHOTOS: Best of 2014 from Latin America

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FILE - EDS. NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, farmer Agustin Gomez Perez runs engulfed in flames after he was lit on fire as a form of protest outside the Chiapas state legislature in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. Perez, 21, was demanding the release of his father, indigenous leader Florentino Gomez Giron, who was arrested last year on charges stemming from a series of demonstrations in 2011 that turned violent. Agustin was taken to a hospital, and his stepmother, Araceli Diaz, said he was “serious but stable” condition with second- and third-degree burns. (AP Photo/Cuartoscuro, Jacob Garcia) NO PUBLICAR EN MEXICO, CREDITO OBLIGATORIO - MEXICO OUT, MANDATORY CREDITA selection of our best images of 2014 from Latin America and the Caribbean starts with the case of 43 missing — and apparently slain — students in Mexico that ignited indignation across the country and around the world. Officials acknowledged they disappeared at the hands of a corrupt local government and federal authorities took 10 days to intervene.