The government of Guatemala started its Twitter activity in September 2009 under President Álvaro Colom. Since coming to power in January 2012 President Otto Pérez Molina has set up a new institutional account besides his personal profile.

Tweets from Guatemala leaders

President of Guatemala Otto Pérez Molina

In one of his first tweets Otto Pérez Molina summed up the use of Twitter: “Communication is actually easier when I have it in my pocket.” Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina started his Twitter activity in November 2009 and used it to share updates for his agenda and the Patriotic Party. The account was used as a campaign account and has remained active since his election on 11 September 2011. The account is mostly used to update its followers on the government’s activities and a fifth of its tweets are retweets, often of the institutional @GuatemalaGob account. His tweets usually contain an inspirational or motivational quote about the country’s development, role of women, and Guatemalan traditions, along with an image. The account is managed by his team and mainly follows news outlets and other ministries in order to share their news. President Molina is mutually connected with six other world leaders mainly from Latin America.

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Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 11/18/2009
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.62
Retweets: 22%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.15
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 75%
Most mentioned @GuatemalaGob (55), @roxanabaldetti (34), @ottoperezmolina (30), @mlopezbonilla (29), @CIVgt (15), @EPN (15), @ASinibaldi (11), @Laura_Ch (10), @fdelrinconcnn (10), @CNNEE (8).
Average of retweets 15

Government of Guatemala Gobierno Guatemala

The first tweet of the Guatemalan government’s Twitter account refers to malnutrition in the developing country: “By signing the #HambreCero treaty, we aim to reduce malnutrition by 10% in our country. This scourge affects 49% of the population”. The account broadcasts the activities of President Otto Pérez Molina, retweeting his tweets and shares news from other ministries. Almost all tweets have a link to the news section of the government’s website as well as images.

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Gobierno Guatemala


Noticias e información del Gobierno de Guatemala

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 02/17/2012
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 6.22
Retweets: 14%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.12
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 69%
Most mentioned @ottoperezmolina (235), @PNCdeGuatemala (26), @mlopezbonilla (19), @roxanabaldetti (19), @Ejercito_GT (8), @JoeBiden (8), @ConredGuatemala (8), @ASinibaldi (6), @MagaGuatemala (5), @MINTRABAJOguate (5).
Average of retweets 4

First tweet

Foreign Ministry of Guatemala MINEX Guatemala

Guatemala’s foreign ministry has been active on Twitter since July 2010 and has been tweeting intermittently. The tweets of @MinexGT are broadcasting the activities of Foreign Minister Carlos Morales such as the presentation of diplomatic credentials, news linked to the ministry’s website, and activities of embassies and consulates abroad. The most retweeted post was published on 11 March 2011, sharing the contact number of Guatemala’s embassy in Japan for information related to the tsunami that struck Japan. @MinexGt is mutually following nine other world leaders mainly in Latin America.

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MINEX Guatemala


Cuenta Oficial del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Guatemala

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 07/05/2010
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.40
Retweets: 16%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.14
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 23%
Most mentioned @YouTube (11), @sg_sica (11), @EmbaMexGua (5), @sonora969 (4), @U_Landivar (3), @VRubioMarquez (3), @JoeBiden (3), @OEA_oficial (2), @delvallegt (2), @INGUAT (2).
Average of retweets 2

First tweet