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:
- More than 3 million people are estimated to have active Coronavirus infections. The number is much higher than official case counts, which is based on those who have had a positive test for the virus, and it presents a challenge as states try to curb the spread across the country. [WaPo]
- Donald Trump has fired Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security official’s director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, who had made a statement saying there “is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.” [CNN]
- A federal judge in New York has ruled that new rules the Trump administration has applied to DACA are a “sad and inappropriate use of executive authority.” Acting Homeland Security secretary Chad Wolf had previously issued a memo saying that new applications for DACA would not be accepted and renewals would be limited to one year instead of two amid an ongoing review. [CNN]
- The U.S. has dismissed charges against General Salvador Cienfuegos, the former Mexican defence minister who was arrested at Los Angeles airport last month on accusations of drug trafficking. Following pressure from Mexico, the Department of Justice said he should be investigated in his home country. [BBC]
- While no action was taken, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee heard testimony related to a bill to establish a Smithsonian museum dedicated to Latino history. The House approved legislation in favor of establishing a museum this summer, and people hope the Senate will take up the bill. [NBC Latino]