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:
- Just after Congress came to an agreement on a Coronavirus relief bill, President Trump threatened to reject the package, citing the size of the planned $600 checks Congress plans to send to Americans. Democrats plan to bring up a stand-alone bill that would provide for $2,000 direct payments for American families. [WaPo]
- A huge power cut in Buenos Aires caused a blackout on Tuesday that’s affected hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. The power outage also caused the city’s Metro system to come to a standstill. It was traced back to a fire at a substation. [BBC]
- More than 30 women have filed a class-action lawsuit against a Georgia gynecologist and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on claims that they were subject to medical abuse and non-consensual invasive procedures while in ICE custody. A whistleblower complaint filed back in September first surfaced allegations that they had undergone procedures they didn’t understand or without their consent. [HuffPo]
- No signs of alcohol or narcotics consumption were found during the autopsy of Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack in November. The autopsy was completed as part of an investigation into negligence at the hands of his healthcare providers at the time of his death. [BBC]
- Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi scored his 644th goal for Barcelona on Tuesday, surpassing Pele’s long-standing record for goalscoring for a single club. “When I started playing football, I never thought I’d break a record,” he wrote on Instagram. [CNN]