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.
- Although the Supreme Court recently ruled that Trump’s decision to end DACA was “arbitrary and capricious,” Trump is still doing what he can to limit the program. The White House announced they will not take any new applications from Dreamers and will cut program renewals from one year to new years. [LA Times]
- The Bronx-born filmmaker Nadia Hallgren celebrated her well-deserved Emmy nomination for her work on the Michelle Obama documentary, Becoming. She was among the few Latino artists recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. [IG]
- A Supreme Court hearing in Mexico could mark a landmark decision on abortion. Activists are hoping the five judges of the high court will hear debates that started with an injunction in Veracruz and ultimately decriminalize abortion by removing certain articles from the state’s criminal code. [The Guardian]
- Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he’s one step closer to selling a presidential jet he’s been offering to potential buyers for more than a year and a half. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been seen as a symbol of AMLO’s promise to get rid of the corruption and excess that ran rampant among his predecessors. Still, the effort has been eclipsed by the country’s recession and COVID-19 outbreaks. [Bloomberg]
- An analysis from USA Today shows that government agencies failed to distribute enough testing and educational resources to Latino communities, which have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus. The reporters looked at regions such as San Joaquin County, where the first free walk-up testing site that opened in May was a two-hour from predominantly Latino areas.
- A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Latinos are more anxious about the ways in which they’ll be affected by the coronavirus. The poll found that 61% of Latinos questioned were worried they or their family members would become sick or financially affected by the pandemic, compared to 28% of Black and white responders and 37% of Asian American responders. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- AOC has introduced a set of amendments that challenge a Trump policy that rolls back protections on housing discrimination. The new Trump rules reduce federal obligations that require state and local governments to show they aren’t using federal money to discriminate against Black and Latino renters. [Bloomberg]
- Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez says she’s back to work after recovering from the coronavirus. She tested positive on July 9 and was quarantined in the presidential palace. Meanwhile, one of Bolivia’s biggest unions led a protest in El Alto this week, pushing back after elections were delayed because of the pandemic. [Reuters]