Las Notis is a daily news column that gets you up to speed on the political, media + other goings-on in the United States, Latin America, and the diaspora—all in one quick digest.
Here’s your glimpse at what’s going on today:
- Because of an investigation sparked by the murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has announced that there have been 14 firings and suspensions among commanders and lower-level leaders after a pattern of sexual assault, harassment, suicides and murder at Fort Hood. “I have determined the issues at Fort Hood are directly related to leadership failures,” McCarthy said at a Pentagon press conference.[CBS News]
- The Supreme Court issued a brief order denying a requested injunction from Trump allies to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania. The injunction was seen as a last-ditch effort from the Trump administration to reverse the outcome of the election, despite the fact that Trump’s lawyers have offered no evidence of the widespread fraud related to the election that Trump has falsely claimed. [NYT]
- Although the Trump administration has worked to end a program that grants migrants from countries experiencing hardship to live in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security said it will allow migrants from six countries to extend their legal U.S. residency under a temporary status for nine months. The countries include Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Nepal and Sudan. The courts are still examining government efforts to end the program. [AP]
- Mexico’s government has announced that it plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines as early as the third week of December. The country has a contract for 34.4 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which Britain began giving to people over the last few days, and about 250,000 of those are expected to arrive around December 17. Healthcare workers will receive the vaccine first. [AP]
- Pop pulled the plug on One Day At A Time after the show was cancelled on Netflix, and although show-runners had said they would find a new home for the series, it looks like those efforts may have stopped. Co-creator Gloria Calderon Kellett tweeted this week, “it’s officially over. There will be no new One Day At A Time episodes.” [AV Club]
- The sneakers J Balvin designed in collaboration with Air Jordan sold out immediately after they were released yesterday (Dec. 8). Though the exact speed at which they sold out is unknown, Balvin still made Nike history by becoming the first Latino artist to collaborate with the Jordan brand. [Billboard]