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Haiti’s prime minister tours Silicon Valley

November 20, 2013 • Business


Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, center, walks between buildings during a tour at Facebook headquarters Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Menlo Park, Calif. From Google to Facebook to Apple, Lamothe spent the day on a whirlwind tour through Silicon Valley’s most elite tech campuses, hoping to convince some of the world’s wealthiest and most successful corporate executives to share support and innovation with the poorest country in the Americas. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — From Google to Facebook to Apple, Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe took a whirlwind tour through Silicon Valley’s most elite tech firms, persuading some of the world’s wealthiest and most successful corporate executives to share support and innovation with the poorest country in the Americas.

“Oh cool!” he said Wednesday, slipping on Google Glass — Internet-connected eyeglasses — at Google Inc.’s headquarters before a cruise in the company’s driverless car.

Lamothe joins a growing stream of politicians, celebrities and CEOs taking these popular roadshows where they do a little business, a little schmoozing and quite a bit of questioning about how Login to read more

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