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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:56 PM

Why President Hugo Chávez's Twitter Account Went Silent

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/venezuelan-president-hugo-chvez-twitter-account-silent/story?id=18251181


As the Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez convalesces in Havana, his popular Twitter account @chavezcandanga has been dormant since last November, leaving his nearly 3.9 million followers in the dark.

The latest post to the account is dated November 1, 2012 at 7:42 p.m., nearly two and a half months ago. In the tweet, Chávez congratulates a group graduating in African studies.

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According to Diplomatic Sources consulted by Univision Investiga, the apparent suspension of Chávez's Twitter account was a recommendation by the Castro brothers, who see the popular micro-blogging tool as a double-edged sword.

"Twitter use has been crucial to spark popular revolts in the Middle East, and the magnitude and penetration of Twitter users in Venezuela could represent a serious threat to the Chávez regime," said a Venezuelan diplomat who asked to remain anonymous.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:59 PM

1. You mean it isn't because

he has been too busy reading the dosiers on Jews an targeting Jewish organizations.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:00 PM

2. could be the Jews taking up all his time. That and signing orders, writing speeches,

giving instructions, and doing exercise. Who has time to tweet, meet with foreign dignitaries, appear on camera, or speak to your countrymen?

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