PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • OmarD: Apparatchik complains cuando le pisan los callos. He looks mighty “integrado” in the photo.

  • Honey: I wonder what Castro’s game is here. What does Canada have to trade? Why would Castro want to upset Canadian tourism?

  • Honey: What some enterprising genius should do is create Che and Raoul perfumes that smell like s–t. That might condition people to...

  • Rayarena: You know that the Canadians are going to continue advocating engagement with the regime and calling for an unconditional...

  • asombra: The problem, Carlos, or a big part of it, is that already in 1959 there were too many Cubans who wanted what they couldn’t...

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

Bolivia’s dictator orders clock to turn left in honor of ‘decolonization’

Another legacy of Cuba's Castro-communist cancer that continues to metastasize throughout Latin America.

Via the AP in KOMOnews:

Bolivia runs counter to clock wisdom by flipping it backwards

Bolivia runs counter to clock wisdom by flipping it backwards

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Bolivia's leftist government is turning back the clock. Or, more precisely, turning it backward.

The government this week flipped the clock atop the Congress building so that while it's accurate, the hands now turn to the left, a direction known elsewhere as counterclockwise.

Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca announced the modification Tuesday. He said it was only logical that a clock in the Southern Hemisphere should turn in the opposite direction of a Northern Hemisphere clock.

The president of Congress, Marcelo Elio, on 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 is thinking about similarly modifying all clocks at public institutions.

He recalled that during an open-air Cabinet meeting, Choquehuanca placed a stick in the ground and showed that the sun's shadow rotated counterclockwise around it. Garcia called the display "mind opening."

Political opponents denounced the move.

Opposition lawmaker Norma Pierola said the government "wishes to change the universal laws of time."

Samuel Doria Medina, the cement and fast-food magnate expected to be Morales' main challenger in October, called the switch a sign "that things are regressing.'"

Continue reading HERE.

1 comment to Bolivia’s dictator orders clock to turn left in honor of ‘decolonization’