Chavez tweets

As promised, the Bolivarian revolution has entered the Twittersphere. President Hugo Chavez’s first tweet went up at around midnight last night and already has over 44,000 followers:  Epa que tal? Aparecí como lo dije: a la medianoche. Pa Brasil me voy. Y muy contento a trabajar por Venezuela. Venceremos!!  "Hey how’s it going? I appeared ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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GERALDO CASO/AFP/Getty Images

As promised, the Bolivarian revolution has entered the Twittersphere. President Hugo Chavez's first tweet went up at around midnight last night and already has over 44,000 followers: 

Epa que tal? Aparecí como lo dije: a la medianoche. Pa Brasil me voy. Y muy contento a trabajar por Venezuela. Venceremos!! 

As promised, the Bolivarian revolution has entered the Twittersphere. President Hugo Chavez’s first tweet went up at around midnight last night and already has over 44,000 followers: 

Epa que tal? Aparecí como lo dije: a la medianoche. Pa Brasil me voy. Y muy contento a trabajar por Venezuela. Venceremos!! 

"Hey how’s it going? I appeared like I said I would: at midnight. I’m off to Brazil. And very happy to work for Venezuela. We will be victorious!!"

Chavez has chosen @chavezcandanga as his handle — candanga is an obscure word for "devil" — and the feed will be part of what Chavez’s allies have called an  "assault" on social networking sites, which are currently dominated by the opposition. 

But what are his thoughts about Justin Bieber?

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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