Now the English language is the bad guy. Venezuelan dictator wannabe hugo chavez says he’s going to get rid of English imperilist terms such as “marketing” and “password.” The International Herald Tribune reports that the country’s new slogan is “Say it in Spanish, say it with pride.”
Showing the disjointed logic that is modern Venezuela, it’s not the end of English in the Bolivarian state.
English is still taught in schools alongside other languages, however. And Chavez himself often breaks playfully into English during speeches, sometimes to salute his close friend and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro by saying: “How are you, Fidel?”