BC-AP Americas Digest
Aug. 24, 2014
FERGUSON, Missouri — A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, march peacefully as calm prevails for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was shot by a white police officer, setting off more than a week of unrest.
NASSAU, Bahamas — A tropical depression forms over the Turks and Caicos Islands as it heads toward the Bahamas and dumps heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. SENT: 200 words, photos.
SANTIAGO, Chile — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks the region around Valparaiso, Chile, but there are no reports of injuries or serious damage. SENT: 100 words.
MEXICO — Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are "absurd." SENT: 100 words.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The United Nations Development Program is providing more than $800,000 to help limit environmental damage in Guyana as a result of gold mining activities. SENT: 90 words.
KINGSTON, Jamaica —Jamaica says it expects to receive $71 million from the International Monetary Fund as the government continues to meet key economic objectives outlined in a four-year deal. SENT: 100 words.