ISIS, El Chapo, and Saving the Everglades
On this episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast,' we talk about ISIS's claim on the NYC terror attack, El Chapo's time in solitary confinement, and returning water to parts of Florida.
On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's new daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and most fascinated with.
Today, we check in with Motherboard's Ankita Rao about a sweeping project in southern Florida aimed at trying to undo decades of damage to the Everglades. The Everglades restoration is the largest hydraulic restoration project in the world and plans to restore water to areas of the state that had been drained to promote economic growth. Rao explains how residents are responding to the project, and how it could impact the community during major storms.
Then, we discuss why ISIS claimed responsibility for the New York City terror attack that left eight people dead last week, even though investigators haven't found direct ties between suspect Sayfullo Saipov and foreign terror groups. We also talk about Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's time at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where the alleged drug kingpin claims he's losing his memory after spending time in solitary confinement.
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