Huge news from our pal Chavez

Simon Bolivar must be rolling over in his grave. Hugo has lost his tiny mind — although, some kudos needs to go out to a guy who has so few problems to deal with as President that he can “research” imperialist horses and redesign logos. /shrug

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela’s Congress, dominated by allies of socialist President Hugo Chavez, has approved a revamp of thenational coat of arms to ensure its white horse gallops left instead of right.

Dismissed by critics as a whim of the Venezuelan leader, the approved changes to the official yellow, blue and red flag also add an eighth star sought by Chavez as a tribute to South American liberation hero Simon Bolivar.

Chavez, a close ally of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, says Bolivar inspired his so-called Bolivarian revolution and the national icon often features in his lengthy public speeches.

Last year Chavez dismissed the horse image saying “it’s not even Venezuelan, it’s an imperialist horse” after researching that it was originally designed by a British diplomat. But he cited historical reasons for the change.

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