Las Notis is a daily news column that gets you up to speed on the political, media + other going ons in Latin America and the diaspora—all in one quick digest.
- Here’s your glimpse at what’s going on today:
- According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, more than 178,000 immigrants were stopped at the southwest border in April. Driven mainly by young adults, the statistic marks a 21-year high. The number of migrant children crossing the border without their parents fell by 12%. [NBC]
- On Wednesday, Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene aggressively confronted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prompting AOC to call on leadership to ensure Congress remains safe and civil for all. In an incident witnessed by reporters, Greene followed AOC out of the House chamber, shouting false accusations and calling the NY representative a supporter of terrorism and ANTIFA who does not “care about the American people.” [WaPo]
- Juan Guaidó, opposition leader recognized by the U.S. and dozens of other countries as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, proposed working with President Nicolás Maduro’s administration toward a “National Salvation Agreement” on Tuesday. The aim is to work with the government on finding solutions to resolving the country’s crisis and a possible gradual lifting of sanctions. [Yahoo]
- Thousands marched in Colombia on Wednesday, continuing three weeks of anti-government protests. Made up of union members, students, pensioners and workers, the demonstrators demand an end to police violence, more economic support throughout the pandemic, and the withdrawal of controversial health reform. [France24]
- Selena Gomez teased a possible third album on Instagram, posting a photo of a bracelet reading “SG3.” Many fans took it as a sign that a new era of music is on the way for the pop star, who had hinted that she might retire from her singing career. [E Online]