Goya Foods Boycott Launched After CEO Lavishes Praise on Trump


HAVANA TIMES – Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, artist Lin-Manuel Miranda and former presidential candidate Julián Castro are all backing calls to boycott Goya Foods — a staple brand of food and seasonings in the Latinx community. The boycott comes after CEO Robert Unanue praised President Trump during an event at the White House Thursday.

Robert Unanue: “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder.”

On Friday, Unanue told Fox News he would not apologize for his statements, claiming the boycott of Goya is a “suppression of speech.” Julián Castro responded by tweeting, “Free speech works both ways. Goya Foods CEO is free to support a bigoted president who said an American judge can’t do his job because he’s ‘Mexican’, who treats Puerto Rico like trash, and who tries to deport Dreamers. We’re free to leave his products on the shelves.”

6 thoughts on “Goya Foods Boycott Launched After CEO Lavishes Praise on Trump

  • Thank you Jaime, as a non-US resident I had not previously seen this wonderful example of promotion by the Goya company.

  • In case you wanted to remember when Goya and the Obamas worked together. The real fascist are those that would tell other people, like in Cuba, what to eat. The president of any American company has the right to free speech. Fascism is a product of the Left where control of the masses is key. I love Goya and agree with many of President Trump’s policies and I am very LATINO. The Left does not own all of us! https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/26/first-lady-michelle-obama-joins-goya-foods-announcing-mi-plato-resources.

  • Great response Anti-Imperialist ! Now I hope that everybody will follow your example ! Thank you !

  • If you don’t stay in hotels that’s a good amount of your spending going to private families with rooms or apartments to rent. If you buy virtually all your food in the private agro-markets you are not patronizing army companies. If you decide to go out to eat once in a while, most of the paladar cafes are private and not of army or government family ownership. When transporation is available in Havana you can talk private collective taxis or ride the buses. There are other ways to avoid the army companies too. And not flying on Cubana airlines is another way to not patronize the government. It’s not 100% but you can actually do a lot without the army companies.

  • The great advantage that US citizens have compared with Cubans, is that of choice. Cubans have no such advantages, when trying to find food being glad to find any.

    I am curious to know how Anti-Imperialist manages to avoid spending money in stores or facilities in Cuba owned by the military, all the stores in Cuba being owned by GAESA subsidiaries along with some 85% of the hotels and Transtur, Gaviota and Viazul coach services? The remaining hotels are owned by the State.

    But, given choice, Anti-Imperialist is entitled to spend his money as he chooses. I note that Unanue is now claiming to have similarly lauded Barack Obama – but cannot recall him doing so.

  • In the same way that I try not to spend money in tourist facilities or stores owned by the repressive Cuban military, I will immediately stop buying Goya products, which I did, with the CEO praising the racist, homophobic, xenofobic, corrupt president Donald Trump. Yes he can love Trump all he wants but knowing that and what Trump symbolizes for the US and the world, I totally support the boycott. Let the Trump supporters buy all the Goya products they want.

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