Tahoe Talk: Latin America has virus spike; Miami gets rain dump from tropical storm

Today is our 50th episode of giving up-to-date, daily info on news that is happening around Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. Notes from today’s discussion include:

Global News:

  • EU unveils record-breaking $826B stimulus package – Largest in European history, far outstripping the post-World War II Marshall Plan
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country plans to beef up its armed forces and improve its preparedness for military combat amid rising tensions with the US. Total defense budgets: China = $178B; US = $738B
  • Latin America becomes the new global epicenter pandemic, WHO releases surging numbers in Brazil, Peru and Chile

National News:

  • NASA SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral increases liftoff chance to 60% at 1:33pm PST today
  • Miami receives half-foot of rain in 90 mins yesterday from Tropical storm Bertha
  • NHL to forfeit rest of regular season and skip to 24-team playoff in two “hub cities”
  • On this Day, 1939: The Golden Gate Bridge officially opens

Local News:

  • NV Gov. Sisolak cancels live announcement and video due to exposure of COVID-19. Casinos still on track for June 4 opening
  • CA Gov. Newsom continues to open up other parts of economy
  • SLT City Council special meeting on Thursday at 9:30am

Listen to today’s discussion here.

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