I read in an article this week that Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez “ordered the horse on the national flag to face left instead of right to reflect his socialist orientation.”
I hadn’t heard this one before (a quick google yields nothing beyond the article cited above), so I don’t know whether this is true or just a beat-up.
The flag represented in my Encarta 2005 edition looks like this:
While the current Wikipedia entry for Venezuela shows the following:
There’s an extra star there too!
All very strange. Has Mr Chavez ordered every flag in every state institution, every school, etc., to be replaced with the new logo?