AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

The Associated PressJuly 13, 2014 

Brazil closed its monthlong World Cup party, reveling in its final days before Brazilian fans and their archrival Argentina both despaired over their losses.

Hopes Brazil could claim at least a third-place finish were shattered as the team fell 0-3 to the Netherlands, leaving fans in disbelief. Germans, meanwhile, wildly celebrated their fourth World Cup win on Sunday.

Before the games wrapped up, many women in Brazil enjoyed celebrating with foreign men whose visits to the South American country helped temporarily correct a gender imbalance that normally sees women outnumbering Brazilian men by more than 4 million. Excitement over the tournament's final match between Argentina and Germany had fans even decorating their pets with their teams' colors.

Beyond the World Cup, Cuban President Raul Castro welcomed his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, who made a tour aimed at boosting trade and strengthening ties with Latin America. Cuba and Russia signed about a dozen accords.

In western Mexico, at a rural warehouse where the military says it engaged in a shootout with suspected criminals, bullet holes and blood stains marked the sites where officials said all 22 suspects were killed and one soldier was wounded.

Closer to Mexico's southern border, migrants from Central America climbed onto a freight train as they journeyed toward the United States. The travelers include a record number of unaccompanied children who say they are fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries.

One family in Guatemala buried 15-year-old Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez who died while attempting to cross through Texas scrubland. The death of the boy, who had hoped to find work to pay for medicine for his mother, exemplified the dangers faced by migrants attempting to enter the United States.

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