Google throws a get together in New York for the puppet president of Cuba’s apartheid dictatorship

Eric Schmidt and Brett Perlmutter from Google host Cuba’s puppet president Miguel Díaz-Canel at their New York offices.

Google likes to advertise their motto as “don’t be evil,” but they leave out the rest. The motto Google really follows is: “Don’t be evil, unless we can make some money.”

Google may talk a lot about supporting human rights, but they have yet to meet a murderous and brutally repressive communist dictatorship they’re not willing to do business with. China, North Korea, and Cuba are all communist dictatorships Google has courted and coddled, despite the billions of people who are enslaved by those regimes.

It is then no surprise Google would throw a get together for the Castro dictatorship’s sock-puppet president in New York. It is also no surprise plenty of other tech companies were there as well as members of congress.

Google and the rest of them know there is some good money to be made in Cuba if you’re willing to partner up with the Castro dictatorship, and they seem to have no issue with the whole murderous repression thing.

Via The Miami Herald:

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel meets with U.S. business executives

Cuba’s recently appointed President Miguel Díaz-Canel met with technology and other company executives and U.S. Congress members in New York City after his inaugural appearance at the United Nations.

At the meeting held at Google offices in New York Monday afternoon, Díaz-Canel spoke with representatives from Twitter, Microsoft, VaynerMedia, Connectify, Mapbox, Virgin Group, Airbnb, Revolution, Udacity and Bloomberg.

The gathering was organized by Eric Schmidt, former executive director of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and currently technical adviser to the company, as well as Brett Perlmutter, who is in charge of Google projects in Cuba.

Schmidt met with the Cuban leader in Havana in June to discuss connecting the island to one or more underwater communications cables. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Az., said at the time that the two sides were close to an agreement.

Some of the issues discussed during the New York City gathering included increasing Cuba’s access to the internet through mobile phones, and developing the culture of start-ups on the island, according to a source familiar with the talks.

Several companies represented at the gathering did not reply to el Nuevo Herald requests for comment. Twitter replied that it would not comment.

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In his first trip to the United States, to attend the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations, Díaz-Canel also met with several U.S. Congress members from both parties on Monday, including Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor.

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Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon who attended the gathering with Díaz-Canel, was quoted in the Cuban press as saying that the U.S. Congress may become more interested in trade with Cuba after the November elections.

Also at the gathering were Democratic Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Robin Kelly of Illinois and Karen Bass of California.

Several Cuban American legislators wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo complaining about the large Cuban delegation attending the General Assembly, at a time when the issuance of visas by the U.S. embassy in Havana is all but halted.

“It remains troubling that regime and pro-regime individuals seem to receive U.S. visas with relative ease, yet pro-democracy activists and others seeking to escape tyranny must face exorbitant fees, travel burdens, and significant delays when requesting U.S. Entry,” noted the letter by Florida Republicans Carlos Curbelo, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Díaz-Balart and New Jersey Democrat Albio Sires.

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