South America

Twitter is very popular among Latin American politicians who often tweet personally. All South American countries except Suriname have a Twitter presence. Most presidents have personal Twitter accounts, often with well over two million followers and they frequently communicate with each other on Twitter. Ecuador's Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) is the most conversational Latin American leader, with 81% of his tweets being @replies to other Twitter users. Brazil's and Peru’s foreign ministries are among the best connected, respectively following 34 and 29 other leaders. Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, (@CFKArgentina) is the most followed leader slightly ahead of Colombia’s President @JuanManSantos. Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto @EPN, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff @dilmabr and Venezuela’s @NicolasMaduro complete the Latin American top five, with more than two million followers each. The Mexican presidency and the government is the most prolific, averaging over 70 tweets each day