Villegas drops the communicational ball

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My reaction in a nutshell

Information Minister Ernesto Villegas took his anger to the twittersphere yesterday to denounce an “unscrupulous” alleged fake photo of Rosinés, the comandante presidente’s youngest daughter, with rapper Nicki Minaj.

For the record, she has a history of meeting celebrities here at home and even she created her own Internet meme.

It isn’t easy to set priorities. But in this case, the minister is definitely doing it all wrong.

Mr. Villegas’ latest public reports on Chavez’s health are so ambiguous that the Capybara’s take on it actually makes more sense. The official version even varies inside Chavismo: While former VP Elias Jaua was more serious on Sunday, the current VP Nicolas Maduro indicated today that Chavez is recovering and being updated on government issues.

Instead on focusing his efforts on building a single official line, he gets distracted.

But his three-month period as the head of MinCI has been filled with contradictions. For example, he said days ago in an interview with his brother Vladimir that he doesn’t like Twitter very much.  However, he previously proposed establishing the “Bolivarian Sub-System for Social Networks”. Talking about having his cake and eat it too.

Meanwhile, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos proved once again how a head of state must keep citizens fully informed in matters related to his personal health.

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