Tucson Mayor Slams Trump for Owing City $80,000 From Rally Four Years Ago & More in Today’s News

Lead Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again campaign rally on October 19, 2020 in Prescott, Arizona. Photo by Caitlin O'Hara/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a Make America Great Again campaign rally on October 19, 2020 in Prescott, Arizona. Photo by Caitlin O'Hara/Getty Images
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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:

    • Joe Biden and Donald Trump continue ramping up their efforts to attract voters in Florida, while also making a bid for Puerto Ricans living on the island in the hopes that they’ll tell their stateside friends and families to vote for one of the candidates. Biden and Kamala Harris visited Orlando on Monday, while Vice President Mike Pence hosted an event for Latinos there a week ago. [NBC Latino]
    • Regina Romero, Tucson’s first Latina mayor, called Trump out in a letter, blasting him for an $80,000 rally he organized in her city four years ago that he never paid for. The letter comes as Trump prepares to hold another rally that many people fear could become a coronavirus superspreader event. Romero urged him to follow mask mandates and social distancing protocol that she’s helped prop up to keep Tucson residents safe. [HuffPo]
    • Luis Arce, widely considered the handpicked successor of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales, is on track to be confirmed president after exit polls signaling his lead forced his opponent to concede elections. Morales, who has said his ouster was the result of a right-wing coup, celebrated Arce’s victory from Argentina, where he is in exile, and said the election results are a return to democracy. [NPR]
    • Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in Santiago to commemorate the one-year anniversary of mass protests in the country, marking the event with peaceful rallies on Sunday that eventually became violent. Police responded to looting and burning by shooting tear gas and water cannons. [CNN]
    • Argentina surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases this week, making it the fifth country in the world to reach such a bleak milestone. Argentina is also the smallest country to have so many infections, and it added 451 new deaths to its death toll over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 26,716. [BBC]
    • Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said he wants authorities in the U.S. to share all information they have about the alleged links between drug traffickers and Mexico’s former defense secretary, retired General Salvador Cienfuegos, who was arrested Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport. Prosecutors later released documents alleging that Cienfuegos protected and aided a drug cartel moving cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine to the U.S. [AP]
    • Undocumented immigrants, including those with DACA statuses, are working to mobilize voters and make the stakes involved in the upcoming election clear—despite the fact that they themselves can’t vote. Many have participated in outreach efforts put together by organizations such as United We Dream that have connected them with voters in battleground states. [Mashable]