Uruguay’s President José Mujica does not have a personal Twitter account and is not tweeting himself. However the government of Uruguay has set up an institutional account, which has been reporting his daily activities since September 2011.

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“A communication and interaction channel with the people. More information, more freedom”, states the slogan on the background of the Twitter account of presidency of Uruguay. The account informs followers about the political agenda of Uruguay as well as activities of different ministers. Statements by President José Mujica are often shared and #Mujica is the most used hashtag. The account, which tweets only in Spanish, is used intensively, with more than eleven tweets per day. Almost every tweet contains a link to the presidential website, the latest YouTube video as well as official and behind-the-scene photos. The account is not followign any other world leader and is only mutually followingthe presidency of Costa Rica (@PresidenciaCR).

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Bienvenidos al twitter oficial de la Secretaría de Comunicación - Presidencia de la República Oriental del #Uruguay

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 09/27/2011
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 9.6
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 71%
Most mentioned @YouTube (28), @midesuy (15), @UNASEV (13), @Mvotma_Uruguay (13), @MEC_Uruguay (13), @UruguayXXI (11), @MTSSuy (10), @RadioUruguay (9), @JNDUruguay (8), @ANEP_Uruguay (8)

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Foreign Minister of Uruguay Luis Almagro

Uruguay’s institutional presence on Twitter also includes personal account of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Almagro who sent out his first tweet on 7 March 2012. However, the account has been active only for a couple of weeks and it is dormant since 16 March 2012. Among his eleven tweets, one is sent to former President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez as he wishes him a quick recovery: “I want to wish Comrade President @chavezcandanga a quick recovery; Fuerza Chavez! Uruguay is with You!”

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Luis Almagro


Ministro De Relaciones Exteriores De La Republica Oriental Del Uruguay

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 03/07/2012
Language: Spanish
Status: Dormant since 16.03.2012
Tweets/day: 0.01
Mentions/Tweet: 0.09
Tweets retweeted: 9%
Most mentioned @chavezcandanga (1)

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