General Padrino Lopez, who is responsible for the use of lethal force against Venezuelan student protesters, suddenly reappeared over the weekend on Twitter.
He was in Cuba taking orders from his "Comandante" Fidel Castro, where he is believed to have undergone surgery for prostate cancer.
His tweet reads: Thank you, Comandante! We will hold fast to the ideas and the most nobles causes of humanity. Onward towards victory!
Gracias COMANDANTE!. Seguiremos aferrados a las ideas y a las causas más nobles de la humanidad. ¡Hasta la Victoria! pic.twitter.com/YvvBZCF3yM— Vladimir Padrino L. (@vladimirpadrino) September 5, 2015