Venezuela

Former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has put Venezuela on the Twitter map and @ChavezCandanga is still among the most followed tweeps in the country. His successor, Nicolás Maduro and his government are particularly active on the social network.

Tweets from Venezuela leaders

President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro

Nicolás Maduro is in 22nd position among Venezuela’s most followed Twitterati, far behind his biggest political rival, opposition leader, Henrique Capriles (@HCapriles), the second most followed person in the country. However the @NicolasMaduro account is the second most active world leader with 64 tweets per day and his tweets receive phenomenal pick-up with an average retweet rate of 3,198 retweets per tweet. Strangely his tweets are only favorited on average 340 times. @NicolasMaduro only follows three other Latin American leaders, namely Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina), Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff (@dilmabr), and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) as well as a mix of government officials and state media. Maduro’s social media team has created 14 accounts in other languages besides Spanish, following the example of Pope Francis (@Pontifex_es). However, only the accounts in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Portuguese are active.

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Nicolás Maduro

@NicolasMaduro

Presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela. Hijo de Chávez. Construyendo la Patria con eficiencia revolucionaria.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:22,113
Following:72
Followers:2,299,735
Joined Twitter: 03/08/2013
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 64.35
Retweets: 96%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.00
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 4%
Most mentioned @JacquelinePSUV (2), @NicolasMaduro (2), @s (1), @PartidoPSUV (1), @VTVcanal8 (1), @LaHojillaenTV (1), @DrodriguezVen (1), @dcabellor (1), @CFKArgentina (1).
Average of retweets 3198

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Presidency of Venezuela Prensa Presidencial

@PresidencialVen is the institutional Twitter account of the President of Venezuela and it is managed by the press team of the presidency. The account was created under Hugo Chavez’s presidency on 30 April 2010 and it ranks among the top 10 most active accounts of all world leaders with an average of 41 tweets per day broadcasting and retweeting the activities of President Maduro and his government.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:59,145
Following:193
Followers:593,292
Joined Twitter: 04/30/2010
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 41.32
Retweets: 14%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.65
Replies/Tweet: 0.15
Tweets retweeted: 86%
Most mentioned @NicolasMaduro (1865), @YouTube (31), @avnve (22), @PartidoPSUV (15), @dcabellor (15), @DrodriguezVen (14), @jaarreaza (13), @audioBoom (13), @jorgerpsuv (10), @vladimirpadrino (9).
Average of retweets 63

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Foreign Minister of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez set up her Twitter account on 4 August 2013 and tweets on average 15 times per day. Almost two thirds of her tweets are retweets mainly of @vencancilleria and President @NicolasMaduro. Her account is used to lobby against the executive order from the United States to Venezuelan diplomatists, using the hashtag #ObamaDerogaElDecretoYA (#ObamaRepealTheExecutiveOrder), and posting photos of the signature collection process to request the abolition of the decree. Among her less diplomatic hashtags are also #ObamaYankeeGoHome. @DrodriguezVen is not yet well connected to her peers, mutually following only the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador (@CancilleriaEc).

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Delcy Rodríguez

@DrodriguezVen

Ministra del Poder Popular para Relaciones Exteriores de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:10,746
Following:133
Followers:232,492
Joined Twitter: 08/04/2013
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 15.18
Retweets: 62%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.21
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 37%
Most mentioned @NicolasMaduro (597), @WHAAsstSecty (10), @jorgerpsuv (10), @vladimirpadrino (8), @RodriguezT_MIJP (5), @JacquelinePSUV (3), @TareckPSUV (3), @JauaMiranda (2), @ActualidadRT (2), @ZKVTV (2).
Average of retweets 174

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Foreign Ministry of Venezuela Cancillería Vzla

@Vencancilleria, short for Venezuela’s Chancellery, is the official Twitter account of Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry. The Twitter feed is extremely active and ranks among the top 10 most prolific Twitter accounts. A quarter of its tweets are retweets mainly of Foreign Minister @DrodriguezVen and President @NicolasMaduro. Most tweets are about the activities of Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez, and it is also used to promote and share the campaign for the abolition of the executive order from the United States against Venezuelan diplomatists, using the hashtag #ObamaDerogaElDecretoYa (#ObamaRepelTheExecutiveOrder). However, there is still some space for official communicates and regular activities on the ministry, such as meetings and negotiations. Venezuela’s foreign ministry is not well connected with other peers, mutually following only the foreign ministries of Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador and El Salvador’s President @SanchezCeren.

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Cancillería Vzla

@vencancilleria

Cuenta oficial del Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Exteriores de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:54,308
Following:207
Followers:152,521
Joined Twitter: 08/08/2010
Language: Spanish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 45.19
Retweets: 26%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.43
Replies/Tweet: 0.08
Tweets retweeted: 74%
Most mentioned @DrodriguezVen (645), @NicolasMaduro (582), @ernestosamperp (21), @vencancilleria (14), @RRamirezVE (12), @MashiRafael (11), @AChavezPetroMin (8), @RicardoPatinoEC (8), @Caracasprensa (7), @lapatriagrande (6).
Average of retweets 35

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