Julin Castro: the US should launch a Marshall plan in Central America

Exclusive: 2020 candidate is calling for US to emulate 1948 aid program as alternative to Trumps proposed wall in interview with the Guardian The US should launch a 21st-century Marshall plan in Central America to help stricken countries combat gangs and poverty to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants to Americas southern border, the Democratic presidential candidate Julin Castro has proposed. Castro, a former mayor of the Texas city of San Antonio and cabinet member under Barack Obama, is calling for the US to emulate undocumented immigrants seeking to enter the US illegally in recent years. But he added there would also be attention given to Mexico and other emerging economies such as Brazil. Throughout our history the United States …