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:
- Election results are still pouring in as on Wednesday morning (Nov. 4) and showing an incredibly tight race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Despite Trump’s claims Tuesday night that he already won and that states should stop counting thousands of legal ballots that have already been cast, numbers for key battleground states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia are being tallied. [CNN]
- NBC News exits polls offered a closer look at Latinos who voted in Florida and helped hand the state to Donald Trump. According to their data, 55% of Florida’s Cuban-American vote went to Trump, while 30% of Puerto Ricans and 48% of Latinos from other countries of origin backed Trump. [NBC News]
- New Mexico became the first state to elect all women of color to its House delegation when three women, including incumbent Democrat Deb Haaland, Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez, and Republican Yvette Herrell, were announced as winning their districts by early Wednesday morning. [The Hill]
- Tropical Storm Eta worked its way through northern Nicaragua on Wednesday, causing deadly mudslides that killed at least three people. The storm is expected to move through other parts of Central America and possibly reach Cuba and the Florida Keys. [Associated Press]
- State prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro announced on Tuesday night that Flávio Bolsonaro, the eldest son of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, has been charged with graft and money laundering. The charges came as part of an investigation of theft of public funds in Brazil. [NYT]