Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president well known for his marathon TV addresses to the nation, has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts.
After he promised to "let loose" on Tuesday night, a Spanish-language tweet duly appeared on his new chavezcandanga account 14 minutes after midnight.
It was a simple message to say he was off on a working trip to Brazil.
By morning the leftist leader, a divisive figure at home and abroad, had nearly 29,000 followers on Twitter.Currently he has over 79,000 followers. READ MORE