Picture of the clock of the Bolivian Congress in La Paz, taken on June 25, 2014 which was altered to run counterclockwise, in homage to the people of the southern hemisphere. AFP PHOTO/Jorge Bernal
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Bolivia's leftist government is turning back the clock.The government this week flipped the clock on the Congress building so that, though accurate, the hands now turn to the left, a direction known elsewhere as counterclockwise.The President of Congress Marcelo Elio Wednesday called the reform "a clear expression of the de-colonization of the people" under President Evo Morales, who became the country's first indigenous president when he won office in 2005 and is up for re-election in October.Vice President Alvaro Garcia said the government was thinking about similarly modifying all clocks at public institutions.
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