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:
- The CDC will offer new guidelines to people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 that ensure some safety precautions are still in place to avoid possibly spreading the virus. The guidelines will be announced at today’s White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing and will include ways to safely visit with vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated people in some circumstances. [CNN]
- The Biden administration will order the Department of Education to target and reassess Trump-era policies that established rules for how college campuses investigate sexual violence. They’ll look at other regulations issued under Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in federally funded schools. [NYT]
- Peru has decided not to appeal a court ruling that recognizes the decision of Ana Estrada, who is confined to her bed, to die. The ruling is considered historic in a primarily Roman Catholic country that has made euthanasia illegal. A judge decided earlier this month that she has the right to a dignified death. [NBC Latino]
- The National Science Foundation announced that it could cost up to $50 million to clean up the debris after a renowned Arecibo radio telescope collapsed last year in Puerto Rico. There are currently ongoing investigations into what causes the telescope to fall. The foundation said forensic evaluations, including mapping the distribution of debris, won’t be available until later this year. [Reuters]
- Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader said on Sunday that the Dominican Republic ranks second in terms of how much of its population has been vaccinated in Latin America. “In this week, we are already placing ourselves at number two in Latin America, after Chile, in terms of those vaccinated,” he said. [Dominican Today]
- The Senate voted along party lines over the weekend to reject an amendment sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz to block $1,400 stimulus checks from going to undocumented immigrants. The amendment failed by just a slim majority in a vote of 49 to 50. All Republicans voted for it. [The Hill]