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The Clock on Bolivia's Legislative Building Now Runs Counterclockwise
Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated 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 : 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:
— Ramiro Rios F. (@rariox) junio 23, 2014 
Now, an inverted clock. Why?
Southern people's clock goes counterclockwise at the legislature.
Ahora se burlan del reloj invertido, pero mañana será un atractivo turístico con el cual todo el mundo querrá tomarse foto.
— Jovana (@umarevolucion) junio 25, 2014 
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:
 some changes: http://www.eldiario.net/noticias/2014/2014_06/nt140624/nacional.php?n=46
 @Prisi41Quiroga: https://twitter.com/Prisi41Quiroga
 @ErbolDigital: https://twitter.com/ErbolDigital
 @ATBRedNacional: https://twitter.com/ATBRedNacional
 pic.twitter.com/Tgrc422i2W: http://t.co/Tgrc422i2W
 junio 23, 2014: https://twitter.com/rariox/statuses/481162274917601280
 #RelojInvertido: https://twitter.com/hashtag/RelojInvertido?src=hash
 http://t.co/ZJdpMRqb7H: http://t.co/ZJdpMRqb7H
 http://t.co/dOma2zqmk3: http://t.co/dOma2zqmk3
 junio 25, 2014: https://twitter.com/aplp_bolivia/statuses/481785905112694785
 junio 25, 2014: https://twitter.com/umarevolucion/statuses/481593225866932224
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