Friday, September 5, 2014
Peña Nieto, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are wired
Last spring Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto proclaimed that internet access is a fundamental right to which every citizen in this nation is entitled. He promised to extend service to the remotest regions of the Republic by the time his term ends on Nov. 30, 2018, on the theory that an uninformed electorate cannot make intelligent, long term decisions for the country. Three weeks ago he repeated the guarantee. Peña Nieto: respect for human rights is Mexico's focus. Perhaps, too, it's so everyone can keep up with messages like this one.
Today the president and Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg met in Los Pinos, Mexico's White House, for a get acquainted session, and to discuss how the multi-billion dollar enterprise might help wire the country.
"We've been visiting, talking with the president about how we can help connect people in this country who still don't have internet access, and assist small and medium size businesses in the process," said Zuckerberg, whose net worth is estimated at $33 billion dollars, but receives only $1.00 annual compensation as CEO of the company.
"The president and I agree that we need to accelerate internet growth in Mexico. I'm excited to see what we can accomplish together," he added.
No word yet on whether the two men are Facebook friends.
Sept. 6 - Hillary Clinton sees "a brilliant future in Mexico"
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