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 and the White House continued to send mixed signals about the president’s health over the weekend, particularly when he took a risky outing from the hospital on Sunday to greet supporters and seemingly dispel reports about the gravity of his illness. Doctors say his oxygen levels dropped in two days, but they continued to downplay the severity of his condition. [NYT]
- Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin became the latest politician to test positive for coronavirus. He joins a list that over the last several days has included Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah; Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina; former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway; and more. [USA Today]
- Tropical Storm Gamma made landfall in southern Mexico this weekend, wrecking trees and property and reportedly killing several people. The storm is expected to cause severe rain in the area over the next several days, with flooding and mudslides remaining a concern. [CNN]
- Surveillance video released Friday by the Latino civil rights group League of United Latin American Citizens showed that a man vandalized a memorial left for Vanessa Guillen, the Fort Hood soldier who was found murdered earlier this year. The video shows him kicking flowers and candles that loved ones and supporters had left in her honor. The group has asked the public for help identifying the man. [NBC Latino]
- Gloria Estefan, her daughter Emily Estefan, and TV host Lili Estefan are starting a talk show on Facebook Watch called Red Table Talk in which they’ll tackle issues of mental health, sexuality, and relationships. Estefan will serve as an executive producer on the show, along with Jada Pinkett Smith. It premieres October 7. [Mitu]