Opposition’s parliamentary leader Julio Borges swears-in as President of the National Assembly during the swearing-in ceremony for outgoing assembly speaker Henry Ramos Allup is due to be replaced as speaker by the opposition’s parliamentary group leader Julio Borges in Caracas, Venezuela on January 5, 217. Borges has vowed to work for ‘unity’ within the opposition. (Photo by Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 6, 2016: Here are some highlights from the week in pictures from Latin America and the Caribbean.







Elected President Jovenel Moise (C) of the PHTK political party, greets supporters after speaking to the nation, in the commune of Petion Ville, in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on January 3, 2017. The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) confirmed the win of Jovenel Moise as the newly elected President of Haiti. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)














Soldiers march during a parade to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution on January 02, 2017 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images) 










Firefighters in Argentina are struggling to control a series of wildfires that have devastated nearly one million hectares (2.5 million acres) of the country’s famous pampas, or plains, officials said Thursday. / AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICH (Photo credit: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)













A policeman checks on a store that was looted during a protest over the 20 percent gasoline price hike in Ecatepec, state of Mexico, on January 5, 2017. Looting broke out at dozens of stores in Mexico Wednesday during protests against a steep gasoline price increase, and more than 200 people were arrested. / AFP / ALFREDO ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)












Brazilian Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha (L), President Michel Temer (C) and Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes (R) during a meeting to discuss a National Security Plan with other ministers at Planalto Palace in Brasília, on January 5, 2017. Brazil’s justice minister said Wednesday that local authorities in the Amazon region knew about the risk of a mass escape from two prisons where 184 inmates fled amid a deadly riot. / AFP / ANDRESSA ANHOLETE (Photo credit: ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/AFP/Getty Ima













Ecuadorean presidential candidate Lenin Moreno leaves after visiting the San Juan de Dios elders’ house in Quito on January 3, 2017 as campaigning opened for Ecuador’s February 19 general elections, which will decide who succeeds leftist President Rafael Correa after a decade in power. Eight candidates are vying to replace Correa, a radical economist and one of the last of a generation of leftist leaders who dominated Latin American politics for more than a decade. The race comes at a time when the region’s politics have shifted firmly to the right amid an economic downturn. / AFP / Rodrigo BUENDIA (Photo credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)















Sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica (C) and Australian athlete Morgan Mitchell (R) react to emcee John Steffensen during a promotional event in Melbourne on November 4, 2016. Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said on November 4 he will take part in a new teams concept in track and field set for Melbourne in February — his first ever race in Australia. / AFP / Paul CROCK (Photo credit: PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)