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Hugo Chavez joins Twitter, gets 120,000 followers after two tweets

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Apr 2010 1:43 User comments (14)

Hugo Chavez joins Twitter, gets 120,000 followers after two tweets Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, known globally for calling ex-President George Bush a "devil" among other slights has set up a Twitter account and has quickly amassed 120,000 followers.
The president even had 12,000 followers before his first Tweet, which came right before midnight on April 27th.

Venezuela is said to have 200,000 "active" Twitter users and it seems that a good portion have signed up to follow their elected leader.

Chavez's first Tweet says: "Epa que tal? Aparecí como lo dije: a la medianoche. Pa Brasil me voy. Y muy contento a trabajar por Venezuela. Venceremos!!" Roughly translated that says "What's up? Came as promised, at midnight. Headed to Brazil now. I'm very happy to work for Venezuela. We will win!!"

If you want to check out some Chavez tweets, head here: http://twitter.com/chavezcandanga

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14 user comments

130.4.2010 2:23

Oye Chavez,

Tu eres un idiota. Roughly translated, Hey Chavez "you're an idiot".

230.4.2010 3:12

"Known globally for calling ex-President George Bush a "devil" among other slights"

At least he isn't all wrong.

330.4.2010 4:31

"Chavez middle name", Roughly made it: "Castrito Jr."

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Apr 2010 @ 4:55

430.4.2010 5:26
davidike
Inactive

great get the word out via every avenue possible,lets rid the world of the controlling capitalists and give back the power to the people and the wealth spread around instead of going the huge multinationals.

he is anti-capitalist and kicked the big corporations out of Venezuela and now uses all the profits from oil to better his country. He kicked out all the white land owners & gave it back to the common folk, now imagine if ppl in the USA turned against the wealthy and elitist.

watch from 1:50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lALEdipCDyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lALEdipCDyk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO1JkjbzvPw

*news flash* tweets to be censored by the USA and EU!

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530.4.2010 5:28
Paula_X
Inactive

Yeah.. Mugabe did the same thing in Zimbabwe.. this year we will probably have to bail out their starving millions with food aid. I can hear Ian Smith laughing now :)

630.4.2010 5:57

Chavez may not have made his country into a communist utopia, but he has done a lot of amazing things, and it is very unlikely that people would live as well as they do if someone else had been in his place. That said, he has done his share of dumb/evil things, and Venezuela is no paradise.

Would I vote for Chavez? If he was the only choice other than the Republidemocrats, then yes, I would. Seeing what he did with Venezuela makes me wish someone would do half as much for the USA.

BTW...he did not "kick out all the white land owners"; he simply took land from the richest people in the country; these people were free to stay in the country, and he left them all enough to live very comfortably (they went from being billionaires to being multi-millionaires). Also, they were not all white...he is not a racist, or at least not as much of one as davidike. He hates the super-rich who are willing to destroy the lives of others in order to hoard away more money that they can't even think of a use for...and people like that come in every combination of color, sex, religeon, and age.

730.4.2010 8:31
qinzza
Inactive

spam edited by ddp

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830.4.2010 16:12

I've been to Venezuela, walked the streets of Caracas. My friend lived there, married there and has two kids and now lives in the US. I swear I do not understand the mentality that socialism is the answer. The evils of money-empires should be solved outside the idea that totalitarian governments are the answer. Holy crap, people. You really do believe yourselves. You ACTUALLY believe the re-written history you've been fed. I don't believe what I am seeing. And by the time enough of you dig deep enough to get to the truth, it will be too late for America to turn around. And by then, when the effects of it are happening... when the biggest mistakes have been made, that history too will be re-written and everything you and I might try to pass along will be dust. It'll be gone. Go live there under the tyrant and talk to the people on the streets who are not looking for a hand out but want freedom again and can't have it. Go find people who have escaped Venezuela and Cuba like I have. I work with them. Go talk to them and stop believing the TV-screen lies that come out of people's mouths like Michael Moore who would not show you the real hospitals in his movie "Sicko". Go there yourselves and see just how many people are desperately scrounging for money to get to Panama as we speak! You do not know what you are asking for when you ask for the ideal of socialism. I cry at the fact that though my nation has sins, she above all is falling to pieces around a Godless ideal that will surely destroy her. Take responsibility for yourselves and stop allowing government, the referee in the game, take the ball from you. Don't you realize that once it's gone it's gone for good? Or are you really really thinking? My God are we really this spoiled?

930.4.2010 17:46

NATIONALIZATION is very important for any Country of the world to take control over their own Natural Resources and kick out all Foreign Capitalists Corporations which been suck all the blood like a parasites or leeches for so many years out of all of this pour Countries.
This Happen to Mexico in 1936 and now Zimbabwe with his food distribution infrastructure, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationalization

Each Country of the world have the right to be Economic Independent. The problem is that some Governments are not ready to handle the big Package or they handle it wrong.

The Bad thing at the end is:
Only 10% (The Riches Families) end up to be the real winners of those Nationalized Co's. 'cos the rest of the people (90%) will still be pour as low Class, 'cos Middle Class do not exist on 3rd world Countries.

All Countries should be being rule and owned by their own people....not from Foreign Capitalist Corporations.

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101.5.2010 17:08

Originally posted by Alphanax:
I've been to Venezuela, walked the streets of Caracas. My friend lived there, married there and has two kids and now lives in the US. I swear I do not understand the mentality that socialism is the answer. The evils of money-empires should be solved outside the idea that totalitarian governments are the answer. Holy crap, people. You really do believe yourselves. You ACTUALLY believe the re-written history you've been fed. I don't believe what I am seeing. And by the time enough of you dig deep enough to get to the truth, it will be too late for America to turn around. And by then, when the effects of it are happening... when the biggest mistakes have been made, that history too will be re-written and everything you and I might try to pass along will be dust. It'll be gone. Go live there under the tyrant and talk to the people on the streets who are not looking for a hand out but want freedom again and can't have it. Go find people who have escaped Venezuela and Cuba like I have. I work with them. Go talk to them and stop believing the TV-screen lies that come out of people's mouths like Michael Moore who would not show you the real hospitals in his movie "Sicko". Go there yourselves and see just how many people are desperately scrounging for money to get to Panama as we speak! You do not know what you are asking for when you ask for the ideal of socialism. I cry at the fact that though my nation has sins, she above all is falling to pieces around a Godless ideal that will surely destroy her. Take responsibility for yourselves and stop allowing government, the referee in the game, take the ball from you. Don't you realize that once it's gone it's gone for good? Or are you really really thinking? My God are we really this spoiled?
Absolutely on the mark although too many won't get it...

111.5.2010 19:58

Thanks Mr-Movies... also I went to Zimbabwe just after the civil war in 79. I see what Mugabe has done and it is far worse than the nations around it because there is no freedom. It takes brainwashing to believe what the socialists tell you. I say again to anyone... go live there. Socialism is not something you "try out". It took too long to gain the freedoms we do have and now just hand it over? You better look before you leap and you better stop before you make the same mistakes that history has tried to teach us. I am forty, not an old fogey as some of you might think. Now go do your due diligence and start thinking like TRUE grass roots. I say it again. Go... dig... look for the real and not the imagined. Go find it, go ask and get your head out of what you are simply being TOLD is true so that you can find the truth itself...

and hurry.

123.5.2010 15:26

If you remove all the rich people who provide jobs, you make ALL the country poor. Look at Zimbabwe. Idealism is one thing but don't lose sight of REALITY.

1313.5.2010 21:10
yuleni mendez
Unverified new user

hola señor presidente como estas

1429.10.2010 6:26
vicente maggio soler
Unverified new user

soy un ciudadadano venezolano que vive en italia desde el 1980 e aprendido muchas cosa en este pais que me ha tratado muy bien y donde e podido vivir decorosamente y digamos que humildemnte, cuando oigo noticias de Venezuela me duele el corazon y quisiera mandarle a chavez mil mensajes para que se rescate y ponga venezuela a valer en los pocos anos que le faltan de mandato porque a este paso no podra durar mucho en el gobierno la opinion internacional es muy importante y usted senor presidente no ha contribuido a mejorarla al contrario a dado lo peor de su personalidad pero quiero llegar a entender que usted es un rebelde y que lo a sido durante toda su vida pero pienso que su corazon sera grande como todos mis compatriotas.durante todos los anos de permanencia en este pais me he ocupado de politica italiana y creo de ser una persona valida y es por esto que le pido a chavez si necesita de mi puede mandarme un email y yo tuviera muchas solucciones y ideas para mi pais, lo hiciera sin segundos fines o para realizar dinero, sino solamente para poder dar mi contributo a mi pais el cual quiero tanto y pienso todos los dias de mi vida.le deso muy buenas cosa y tenga en consideracion lo que le e escrito la saludo con mucho respeto.

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