Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez joined Twitter Wednesday, he is tweeting under the handle @chavezcandanga

The socialist leader already has over 66,000 followers, far less than President Barack Obama's 3.7 million but more than some other world leaders and almost all U.S. lawmakers.

His first tweet was, of course, all in Spanish:

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

Read more here about Chavez's decision to join Twitter, a reversal from his past position on social networking sites.