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The Clock on Bolivia's Legislative Building Now Runs Counterclockwise

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon OrbeTranslated by Gabriela García Calderón On 26 June 2014 @ 0:00 am | No Comments

In Bolivia, Citizen Media, Ideas, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish

The clock on top of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly of Bolivia in La Paz's Murillo Square stopped working and had some defects. So a decision was made to repair it along with making some changes [1]: the old Roman numbers on the face were replaced by new natural numbers.

Another change that was introduced: the hands now go toward the left and the numbers are inverted to “change the poles, so south might be in the north and the north in the south”, as explained by Chairman of the Bolivian House of Representatives Marcelo Elío.

This was noticed by Twitter users:

Now, an inverted clock. Why?

Southern people's clock goes counterclockwise at the legislature.

Now you make fun of the inverted clock, but tomorrow it will be a tourist attraction that everybody would like to take a picture with.

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URLs in this post:

[1] some changes: http://www.eldiario.net/noticias/2014/2014_06/nt140624/nacional.php?n=46

[2] @Prisi41Quiroga: https://twitter.com/Prisi41Quiroga

[3] @ErbolDigital: https://twitter.com/ErbolDigital

[4] @ATBRedNacional: https://twitter.com/ATBRedNacional

[5] pic.twitter.com/Tgrc422i2W: http://t.co/Tgrc422i2W

[6] junio 23, 2014: https://twitter.com/rariox/statuses/481162274917601280

[7] #RelojInvertido: https://twitter.com/hashtag/RelojInvertido?src=hash

[8] http://t.co/ZJdpMRqb7H: http://t.co/ZJdpMRqb7H

[9] http://t.co/dOma2zqmk3: http://t.co/dOma2zqmk3

[10] junio 25, 2014: https://twitter.com/aplp_bolivia/statuses/481785905112694785

[11] junio 25, 2014: https://twitter.com/umarevolucion/statuses/481593225866932224

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