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 …

Joe Biden tops 2020 Iowa Democratic presidential poll ahead of Sanders

Des Moines Register poll puts former vice-president on 27% of likely Democratic caucus-goers, Sanders on 25% The former US vice-president Joe Biden has topped a poll of Iowa voters on Saturday that also showed Senator Bernie Sanders gaining momentum against him in the number two spot. Biden, who has not announced whether he is running in the 2020 election, is the first choice for president of likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers with 27% in the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Sanders, 77, got 25%. If Im Joe Biden sitting on the fence and I see this poll, this might make me want to jump in, J Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co, which conducted the poll, told the Des Moines …

Canada approves Huawei extradition process, sparking ire from China

China has demanded the release of Meng Wanzhou, the companys chief financial officer, who is in Vancouver under house arrest Canada has approved extradition proceedings against the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, prompting a furious reaction from China. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huaweis founder, was detained in Vancouver last December and is under house arrest. In late January, the US justice department charged Meng and Huawei with conspiring to violate US sanctions on Iran. Meng will appear in a Vancouver court on 6 March, when a date will be set for her extradition hearing. Today, department of Justice Canada officials issued an authority to proceed, formally commencing an extradition process in the case of Ms Meng Wanzhou, the …

Who said it Michael Cohen, or Henry Hill from Goodfellas?

In his explosive testimony, Cohen said President Trump called him a rat for choosing to tell the truth, much like a mobster would when one of his men decides to cooperate with the government. Take our quiz to see if you can tell the difference between the lawyer and the mobster I could go anywhere. I could do anything. I knew everybody and everybody knew me. I was part of something. And I belonged. Henry Hill Michael Cohen [He] had never asked me to whack somebody before. Michael Cohen Henry Hill I was living a fantasy. Michael Cohen Henry Hill [He] was the kind of guy who rooted for the bad guys in the movies. Henry Hill Michael Cohen Being …