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:
After a nearly two-week standoff with the Trump administration, Joe Biden will officially begin transitioning into the presidency. Trump’s team has formally cleared the way for an orderly transfer of power after depriving Biden of information, such as critical national security briefings. [NYT]
The U.S. shattered hospitalization records on Monday after the number of patients admitted to hospitals topped 85,700. Experts have continued to warn against gatherings and travel ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, urging that such activities may also result in exacerbating medical systems that are already struggling to keep up with demand. [WaPo]
Because of the pandemic, the Justice Department is requiring some immigrants facing deportation to file to stay in the United States in a matter of weeks. The move is an unusual one and if the quick deadline is not met, a judge could issue a removal order and put immigrants at risk of deportation at any time. [CNN]
Federal judge Esther Salas, whose son was murdered when she was targeted by a racist and sexist gunman, spoke about her son’s memory on TODAY this Monday. Salas has since spearheaded “Daniel’s Law,” which New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed on Nov. 20 to make it a crime to publish the personal information about the state’s judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officials. [NBC Latino]
AOC blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday for dismissing the Senate rather than passing a COVID-19 relief bill. “People across the country are going hungry, Covid is set to explode, and Mitch McConnell dismissed the Senate last week,” she wrote in a Twitter post. “I don’t know how these people can sleep at night. I really don’t.” [The Independent]
The 2021 Grammy nominations have been released and include nods for artists such as Lido Pimienta, Bad Bunny, Tainy, Arca and more. See our full recap here.