Cuban leader Raúl Castro is not tweeting personally. However his speeches and commentary are broadcast on Twitter via @RaulCastroR and @cubadebate.

Tweets from Cuba leaders

President of Cuba Raúl Castro Ruz

The Twitter feed for the “First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and the President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba” was created in 2011, when he presided “over the May Day parade in #SantiagodeCuba.” Many of its tweets are links to @CubaDebate, an account self-described as being “against the media’s terrorism” and which reports on the daily activities of the Cuban leadership. The @RaulCastroR account publishes links to Raul Castro’s and Fidel Castro’s speeches from recent years, and mentions their diplomatic activities and relations with fellow heads of state. The profile is neither interactive nor conversational. @RaulCastroR is not yet well connected to his peers, his is unilaterally following Ecuador’s President @MashiRafael and Venezuela’s @NicolasMaduro but they haven’t reciprocated yet.

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Raúl Castro Ruz


Discursos y noticias de Raúl Castro, Primer Secretario del @PartidoPCC y Presidente del Consejo de Estado y de Ministro de Cuba publicadas en @Cubadebate

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 05/01/2011
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.50
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.75
Tweets retweeted: 98%
Most mentioned @cubadebate (985), @reflexionfidel (85), @embacubaven (43), @chavezcandanga (22), @NoticiasCELAC (15), @haitipuede (9), @condenaguerra (9), @rene4the5 (8), @freecuban5 (8), @noticiadeporte (7).
Average of retweets 21

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Foreign Ministry of Cuba Cuba MINREX

Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter profile was set up on 8 May 2010 and promotes Cuban interests with a nationalist point of view. The @CubaMINREX account is fairly active with 13 tweets per day and highlights the accomplishments of Cuba’s government in education, foreign relations and medicine, among other areas. In 2015, the account has been posting updates regarding the diplomatic dialogues between Cuba and the United States. Its most retweeted tweet sent in December 2014 is about the release of the five Cuban intelligence officers who had been held in the US since 1998 and for the release of which the foreign ministry had been lobbying with the hashtag #GiveMeFive. The prisoner swap was viewed as a first step in the easing of political relations between the United States and Cuba. @CubaMINREX has mutual Twitter relations with 14 other foreign ministries worldwide.

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Cancillería de Cuba


Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 05/08/2010
Language: Spanish/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 13.08
Retweets: 11%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.21
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 84%
Most mentioned @cubadebate (377), @CubaMINREX (51), @ONU_es (17), @NicolasMaduro (15), @ALBATCP_Cuba (14), @reflexionfidel (13), @rene4the5 (11), @freecuban5 (11), @BarackObama (10), @RaulCastroR (9).
Average of retweets 10

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