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Google “Havana Spring” or “Primavera Latina”

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Referring to Google Ideas director Jared Cohen’s involvement in regime change in the Middle East last spring, Stratfor’s Fred Burton emailed his colleagues:

“GOOGLE is getting WH [White House] and State Dept. support and air cover. In reality, they are doing things the CIA cannot do.

As the Wall Street Journal reports, Google’s “think/do tank” is now targeting regimes closer to home:

‘There’s a reason the people in Cuba don’t have access to the Internet. It is because the government [couldn’t] survive it.”

That was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio last week at a Washington conference titled “Cuba Needs a (Technological) Revolution: How the Internet Can Thaw an Island Frozen in Time.” The event was sponsored by Google Ideas, a for-profit venture of the giant Internet search enterprise, and the nonprofit Heritage Foundation.

If 2011 was The Year of the Arab Spring, 2012 is shaping up to be El Año de la Primavera Latina.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

March 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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