BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Maya and The Three, MTV EMAs, and More

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Happy Monday morning.

It looks like if we keep going at this pace, we’ll have to put up and take down Halloween and Christmas decorations on the same day. This year has gone by so fast!

That’s perhaps also why this Weekend Recap covers so much. From the premiere of the new miniseries Maya and The Three to redistricting maps of Texas, here’s what you need to know to start your week.

Netflix premieres Maya and The Three, a groundbreaking animated miniseries

Set in a world based on pre-colonial Mesoamerica and other indigenous cultures, Maya, a warrior princess, is celebrating her fifteenth birthday. Still, when the gods of the underworld appear and announce that she must pay for her family’s misdeeds, everything changes. Originally envisioned by creator Jorge R. Gutierrez as a film trilogy, Maya and The Three is a production like no other.

Hispanics sweep nominations at MTV EMAs 2021

Nominations for the European MTV Awards feature a strong representation of artists who sing in Spanish. In the Best Local Artist category are Spanish artists Aitana, Ana Mena, C. Tangana, Colectivo da Silva and Pablo Alborán. Meanwhile, Bad Bunny, J. Balvin, Maluma, Rauw Alejandro, and Shakira compete in the Best Latin Artist category.

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Latinos sue against ‘racist’ Texas redistricting maps

A coalition of Latino organizations and individuals has filed a lawsuit against Texas state officials, challenging new redistricting maps approved by the state legislature this week that they say intentionally discriminate against Hispanic voters based on their race and national origin.

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Puerto Rico leads in COVID vaccination rates in the U.S.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Puerto Rico has the highest percentage of people fully vaccinated against coronavirus in the United States as of Oct. 19.

Some 72.2% of Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million people are fully vaccinated against the virus, according to CDC data.

The territory also has one of the lowest community transmission rates of COVID in the United States, with only 18 confirmed cases among 100,000 residents in the past seven days.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Celebrates Her Heritage in New Buchanan’s Campaign

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who became the first Afro-Latina to win an Olympic gold medal last summer representing Puerto Rico, is the new face of Buchanan’s Scotch whisky. In the “What Glory We Are” campaign, Camacho-Quinn celebrates the unique duality of being 100% Latina and 100% American.