For a long time, covering Joaquin Castro or Julián Castro on Remezcla has made me feel a little uneasy. What if, after all our hard work, I managed to bungle the image because I couldn’t tell them apart? While we pull images from reputable photo services, I couldn’t shake the feeling that somebody has mislabeled the photos and inadvertently gotten the politician brothers mixed up.
My fear isn’t unfounded. The media has definitely confused the siblings for each other on more than one occasion. Just the other day, Julián called out CNN for using a pic of the wrong bro. (CNN has since deleted the tweet.)
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 27, 2019
Since we’ll likely continue covering Julián – the presidential candidate who was previously the mayor of San Antonio and secretary for housing and urban development – and Joaquin – a member of the House of Representatives since 2013, I did a little research (looked at lots of photos) to parse out the differences. I learned that when they stand side-by-side, it’s not difficult to spot the variances. But if you’re staring at just one twin, you may run into a little trouble – that is, until now.
Below, check out a few ways to tell the Castro brothers apart.