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Marco Ugarte, Associated Press
In this Oct. 19, 2014 photo, a young dancer from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato state, wears traditional face paint as he performs outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The young man is part of a group of dancers that perform at the Basilica as a form of payment for a promise made to the Virgin of Guadalupe for a perceived miracle.

 Enraged Mexicans kept up their protests this past week over the disappearance of 43 college students who haven't been seen in a month since police in a southern city allegedly turned the youths over to members of the criminal gang Guerreros Unidos.

Paraguayan soccer players for the small Capiata team came back to earth after being the talk of the sports world over their shocking 1-0 defeat of Argentine powerhouse face Boca Juniors. On Thursday, Boca beat Capiata in the second game of their Copa Sudamericana round and then won a penalty-kick shootout to advance to the next round.

In another sport, Cuban boys learning to wrestle took their training to the park, doing squats and practicing pins. Meanwhile in Mexico City

A young indigenous boy danced outside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City to pay back a promise made to the Virgin.

In Mexico's capital, protesters crowded onto the city's main square outside the National Palace to accuse their president of allowing unprecedented environmental destruction.

Brazilians ended the week by narrowly re-electing President Dilma Rousseff for a second term as leader of Latin America's biggest economy. Uruguayans also voted for president, but with no candidate getting an absolute majority, former President Tabare Vazquez will face off against Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou in a runoff election Nov. 30.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Leslie Mazoch in Mexico City.