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Honduras seeks U.S. aid on migrants,
suggests ´mini-Marshall plan´

Reuters, by Gustavo Palencia

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/16/2014 4:39:56 PM

TEGUCIGALPA - Top Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a "mini-Marshall plan" to attack the broader underlying problems. Honduran President Juan Hernandez said Washington should help Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras fight gangs with a plan similar to U.S. anti-drug programs in Colombia and Mexico, as well as funds to lift growth in the impoverished region. "One has to recognize that our countries can´t do it alone," he said at a conference about the unaccompanied minors

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 7/16/2014 5:42:11 PM     (No. 9927668)

The Marshall plan was a follow up to WWII.

Your nation is complicit in an act of war against us.

We will take care of the gangs - our way, not yours.

How about that, Juan?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 7/16/2014 5:42:18 PM     (No. 9927671)

He´s right.

However, for it to work, Honduras would have to accept what Colombia accepted - full US tutelage with the US calling the shots and Honduras the pupil. Is Honduras really willing to give up that much sovereignty, however temporarily? Mexico wasn´t and as a result its drug war results have been a lot less impressive than Colombia´s.

Meanwhile, on the Honduran end, free market reforms would have to be instituted. President Uribe would be the man to consult on that. Would Honduras be capable of that?

The Honduran president probably thinks a new Plan Colombia is just another crony pork barrel spending program for him and his relatives. That´s how such things are understood in Central America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/16/2014 6:29:20 PM     (No. 9927738)

the difference is that when America created The Marshall Plan for Europe, America´s economy was booming, unlike today.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 7/16/2014 6:38:28 PM     (No. 9927757)

Drug gangs provide employment for the poor. We have at least 2 states with legalized drugs. Mexico has legalized all drugs.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scribelus, 7/16/2014 6:40:18 PM     (No. 9927762)

Stick ´em up, gringos!

Fork over the dinero or the little kids get it!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/16/2014 11:42:00 PM     (No. 9928061)

Not one dollar.

Around the world people call the US the richest country on earth and think We will pay for anything. They call US cheap if We do not give more than other countries in a crisis.

Man up Washington.

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