Cuban leader Raúl Castro is not tweeting personally and neither is his brother Fidel. However their speeches and opinions are broadcast on Twitter via @RaulCastroR and @cubadebate.

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 on 1 May 2011, when he presided “over the May Day parade in #SantiagodeCuba”. Raúl Castro’s tweets are written in Spanish, the majority of his tweets are links from the Cuba Debate website which reports on the daily activities of the Cuban leadership. The account consistently mentions @CubaDebate and @ReflexionFidel. The profile is neither interactive nor conversational with other users. There are only 2 retweets for @cubadebate since it was created. Despite this, its tweets receive a high volume of retweets. The most retweeted tweet is related to an ABC reporter who was fired from his job for refusing to manipulate Raul Castro speech.

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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 November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 05/01/2011
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.44
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.84
Tweets retweeted: 98%
Most mentioned @cubadebate (809), @reflexionfidel (77), @embacubaven (43), @chavezcandanga (22), @NoticiasCELAC (12), @condenaguerra (9), @PartidoPCC (6), @noticiadeporte (6), @freecuban5 (5), @MashiRafael (5)

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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 defends Cuban interests with a strong nationalist point of view. The @CubaMINREX account is fairly active with 11 tweets per day and during key events, the volume of posts can reach more than 100 posts on a single day. On 13 November 2012, the foreign ministry posted 184 tweets in a single day, when the General Assembly at the United Nations adopted, for the 21st consecutive year, a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Their tweets usually only get three retweets on average compared to their sizeable audience of 11,000 followers. The profile interacts with official or independent profiles that are favorable to the government, such as @cubadebate and @CubavsBloqueo and sometimes mentions President @RaulCastroR. In September 2013 the foreign ministry used the hashtag using the hashtag #GiveMeFive and directly addressed @BarackObama, asking him to use his constitutional prerogatives to free #LosCinco, five Cuban intelligence officers convicted in Miami of conspiracy to commit espionage in the United States. A third of all the tweets are retweets of the @CELACCuba account, “official account of the Republic of Cuba” within CELAC, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean countries.

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

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 05/08/2010
Language: Spanish/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 11.23
Retweets: 18%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.27
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 62%
Most mentioned @cubadebate (568), @freecuban5 (23), @CubaMINREX (18), @haitipuede (17), @NicolasMaduro (16), @ONU_es (16), @AcnuUnacuba (16), @MashiRafael (15), @reflexionfidel (13), @ALBATCP_Cuba (13)

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