Google Execs Visit Cuba to Promote Open Internet Access

June 30, 2014

1:21 pm

A team of top Google executives led by Eric Schmidt is visiting Cuba to promote open Internet access. According to Reuters, the Google team met with Cuban officials as well as independent people in the technology and digital fields.

Google is on an official two-day visit “to promote the virtues of a free and open Internet,” and it was first reported by blogger Yoani Sanchez on

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Schmidt was accompanied by Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, the company’s  “think/do tank” that explores how technology can help people fight repressive governments.

Sanchez has a blog on daily life and politics in Cuba, Generation Y. She was recently in Miami during Emerge TechWeek where she spoke about Cuba and the launch of

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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