Milena Jami races her llama to win first place in the 7 to 8-year-old age group, at the Llanganates National Park, Ecuador, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Wooly llamas, an animal emblematic of the Andean mountains in South America, become the star for a day each year when Ecuadoreans dress up their prized animals for children to ride them in 500-meter races. The annual event is meant to draw attention to the park's high wetlands and the need to preserve them. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
FEB. 7-13, 2020
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean, curated by AP photo editor Anita Baca in Mexico City.