Gracias Míster Gingrich

As they say in my country -and in Spanish, of course!- más vale tarde, que nunca; that is: “better late than never”.

Days after the U.S. Latino community blasted Newt Gingrich for saying Spanish was the language of “living in a ghetto”, the former House Speaker posted two videos in YouTube apologizing to the Latino community. Of course my favorite is the one in Spanish, which you can watch here and which reminded me of Molotov’s Frijolero.

Gingrich said in a speech recently that English should be the official language of the government and immersion should replace bilingual education. He told the National Federation of Republican Women that this was necessary “so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.”

(By the way, and speaking of the “language of prosperity” I wonder if Mr. Gingrich knows the language spoken by Carlos Slim, the world’s third richest man).

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