AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

In this Nov. 24, 2014 photo, macaws fly over the city in Caracas, Venezuela. Macaws are thriving amid the high-rises and traffic of Caracas thanks to a group of amateur birders who feed them and watch out for their nests. Visitors to Venezuela’s capital soon grow accustomed to lifting their heads at dusk and dawn to see the stately birds glide by, usually in a pair. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)Latin America opened the week with a story package on how private security firms and citizens groups are proliferating throughout the region. In Mexico, VIPs are escorted in armored vehicles by highly trained, upscale security guards, while in places like Peru, citizens take the law into their own hands as the social contract unravels with police unable to take action to stop crime.