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A Marshall Plan for Central America

Monday, December 3, 2018

In a 21st century Marshall Plan, the United States would give incentives to American enterprises, which invest in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, which offer opportunities in tourism, agriculture, medicine and light manufacturing.

Each country has a free trade agreement with the United States, is in the same general time zone, and is less than 48 hours by ship to ports in the the southern U.S.

With good jobs at home, Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans would stop emigrating.

Investment costs money.

But it would be cheaper to create jobs in the region than to build a 2,000 mile fence, chase illegal busboys/bricklayers/nannies in 48 states, and throw tear-gas bombs on Honduran children trying to cross the U.S. border.

Plus, the investment could be profitable.

The Marshall Plan was an investment by the United States in Germany, to help repair the damage of World War Two.