‘Selena: The Series’ Soundtrack Debuts on Billboard Latin Pop Albums Chart & More in Today’s News

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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:

    • Selena is back on the Latin Pop Albums chart as Selena: The Series, Music From The Netflix’s Original Series debuts at No. 8. The entry marks her sixth top 10 since Dreaming of You premiered at No. 1 in 1995. [Billboard]
    • Following its approval of the Pfizer vaccine, a panel of experts at the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the Moderna Coronavirus vaccine. If all goes as expected, the vaccine could be approved as early as Friday, offering a second option for Americans to fight COVID-19. [WaPo]
    • Biden is reportedly planning to reset relations with Cuba and reverse many of the sanctions and regulations imposed during the Trump administration, according to sources. These sources say he’s looking at reducing restrictions on travel, investment and remittances on the island. [Aljazeera]
    • The National Domestic Workers Alliance estimates that about 80% of domestic workers in New York City, many of whom are Latino, have lost their jobs during the pandemic. The National Domestic Workers Alliance says the pandemic has caused an “economic crisis” and “a health and safety disaster” for these workers. [NBC Latino]
    • The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it’s preparing to implement a controversial international agreement it signed with the approval of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele. Under the agreement, the U.S. will return asylum seekers arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border back to El Salvador. Biden will have a chance to exit the agreement when he’s inaugurated. [Vox]
    • The Mexican government announced that the daily minimum wage in the country will rise by 15% in January. That’s about the equivalent of about $7 per day, though in the north, where cost of living is higher, that’ll amount to about $10.70 per day. Businesses have opposed the increases. [AP]
    • Bad Bunny will star in an action movie called Bullet Train alongside Brad Pitt and Joey King. The film is based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle by the author Kōtarō Isaka. There’s no release date yet, but the news comes just after that of Bad Bunny’s role on Narcos. [Deadline]