Thousands of Mexicans dressed up as skeletons, painted their faces as skulls or donned other macabre costumes, while Brazilians held a Zombie Walk in Sao Paulo during Latin America's celebration of the Day of the Dead this past week.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of England celebrated after winning the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix auto race at the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack in Mexico City.
In Chile, veiled women honored the Lord of Miracles during a procession in the Plaza de Armas in Santiago.
People in Haiti's southwestern peninsula struggled to find safe water weeks after Hurricane Matthew left well water and rivers contaminated with seawater, trash and cholera. One person died during clashes with police when people tried to swarm a boat that brought in supplies from Puerto Rico.
Argentines struggling with economic troubles lined up for free food to take home to their families in the shanties of Buenos Aires.
In Venezuela, government loyalists countered an opposition campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro from office by massing outside the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas to show their support for the socialist leader.
Action in the Copa Sudamericana soccer tournament moved to the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion for a match between the Cerro Porteno club of Paraguay and Colombia's Atletico Nacional.
Photo gallery edited by photographer Arnulfo Franco in Panama City. Arnulfo Franco on Twitter: @arnulfofranco.
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings