Nicaragua: Real and Hypothetical Twitter Updates About Politicians

From the Twitter account of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon:

Meeting Mr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua, President-elect of the 63rd session of the General Assembly

Thanks to Twitter now we know when Ban Ki-Moon meet the Nicaraguan ambassador, Miguel d'Escoto, who is a US born priest who was into the Liberation Theology movement in Latin America and secretly became a Sandinista Ally during the 70's. He was named foreign minister for Nicaragua during the 80's. He was recently elected to be President of the General Assembly of the United Nations for 1 year, starting this September. He said shortly after being elected, according to Wikipedia:

“I hope my presidency will address what has become a universal clamor all over the world for the democratization of the United Nations. I promise to give full support to the working group on the revitalization of the General Assembly.”

It is funny to see how Nicaraguans found out about this meeting… via twitter! The Nicaraguan Twitter community, Twittnic [es] commented on this interesting piece of information and wondered what other similar political figures might use this popular tool:

Ya ven pues, Naciones Unidas usa Twitter. Como sería el twitter de nuestro presidente? o de nuestros diputados???

@danielortega: Going to see Mr. Chavez

@arnoldoaleman: TWITTER POLL a donde voy a cenar hoy?

@eduardomontealegre: si me hechan preso hechan presa a Nicaragua

@ElCheleGrisby: @eduardomontealegre VOS SI QUE SOS UN SINVERGUENZA!

Now you see, the United Nations uses Twitter. What would our president's Twitter be like? Or our lawmakers???

@danielortega:Going to see Mr. Chavez

@arnoloaleman: TWITTER POLL: where should I eat today? (in reference to protestors’ recent visit)

@eduardomontealegre: if they jail me they jail Nicaragua

@ElCheleGrisby: @eduardomontealegre YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE ANY SHAME! (ElCheleGrisby is William Grisby, radio commentator from Sin Fronteras, Radio La primerisima, highly critical of right and left wing politicians in Nicaragua)

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