Students take part in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro on the main highway in Caracas on March 30, 2017. Venezuela’s Supreme Court took over legislative powers Wednesday from the opposition-majority National Assembly, whose speaker accused leftist President Nicolas Maduro of staging a ‘coup.’ (Photo credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 31, 2017: Here are some of the major stories in photos making headlines in the Caribbean and Latin America this week.
Members of the collective ’500 freres’ stand in front of a crowd gathered outside the prefecture in Cayenne on March 30, 2017, in support of the collective ahead of negotiations with the French overseas and interior ministers. Life in French Guiana has been disrupted for over ten days, the conflict starting with a general strike that closed schools and shops and stoked fears of further instability in one of France’s overseas territories. Negotiations between the ministers and the collective were stopped less than a half hour after they began. (Photo credit: JODY AMIET/AFP/Getty Images)
Teachers march toward the Plaza de Mayo square during a demonstration called by the Argentine Central Workers (CTA) union against President Mauricio Macri and his government’s economic measures, in Buenos Aires on March 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH (Photo credit: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet attends the inauguration of the Republic of Chile School in Port-au-Prince, on March 27, 2017. The old school was destroyed by the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010. Michelle Bachelet is making a state visit to Haiti. (Photo credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
The Ecuadorean presidential candidate for the Creating Opportunities party, Guillermo Lasso, speaks during the closing rally of his campaign in Guayaquil on March 30, 2017, ahead of the April 2 runoff election. (Photo credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)