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 71% of his tweets being @replies to other Twitter users. Peru’s and Brazil's foreign ministries @CancilleriaPeru and @ItamaratyGovBr are among the best connected, mutually following 59 and 43 other leaders respectively. Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto @EPN is the most followed Latin American leader slightly ahead of Colombia’s President @JuanManSantos , Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) , Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff (@dilmabr) with more than three million followers each. Venezuela’s @NicolasMaduro completes the Latin American top five, with more than two million followers. The Mexican presidency (@PresidenciaMX) and the government (@gobrep) are among the most prolific, averaging more than 60 tweets each day.