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:
- Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he would halt coronavirus stimulus negotiations until after the election, only to reverse course with a series of conflicting messages later. According to CNN, aides on Capitol Hill don’t know what’s going on, but actual bipartisan discussions do seem to be at a standstill, putting the livelihood of individuals and small businesses in jeopardy. [CNN]
- The vice presidential debates are scheduled for tonight and will see Kamala Harris face off against vice president Mike Pence. Journalist Susan Page will moderate the debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, although she has not released a list of topics she plans to ask the candidates about. [Vox]
- A draft investigation report shows that former attorney general Jeff Sessions was the main voice who drove policies that ended up in the separation of thousands of children from their families at the border. According to the report, attorneys at the border were hesitant about enforcing separations. However, Sessions spoke for what Trump reportedly wanted in terms of a “zero-tolerance policy” and said “We need to take away children,” according to notes from a meeting. [NYT]
- Puerto Rico’s governor Wanda Vázquez endorsed Donald Trump this week, despite the president’s rocky relationship with the island and constantly delayed relief post-Maria. “I ask all the Puerto Ricans who are listening to me to go vote… and evaluate who has represented themselves as someone who thinks about Puerto Ricans and their needs in the most difficult moment: It’s Donald Trump,” she said. [Politico]
- Netflix unveiled the trailer for its new series based on Selena Quintanilla, which will star Walking Dead actress Christian Serratos. The show will make its big debut on December 4. [HuffPo]