Venezuelan Gas Rig Sinks, Workers Safe

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan natural gas exploration rig sank in the Caribbean Sea in the early hours of Thursday morning, President Hugo Chavez said via a message on Twitter.

Senh: Dang, this guy takes his Twitter business pretty seriously. It's kinda neat, but isn't it also a security issue?

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