It’s About Time

President Alan Garcia of Peru wants to to stamp out hora peruana, or “Peruvian time,” which usually means being an hour late. So yesterday sirens were set off and church bells rang throughout the country at noon so everyone could synchronize their watches and hopefully be more punctual. It won’t be easy. An invitation to the 11 a.m. ceremony was delivered by messenger to The Associated Press at 1:30 p.m., well after the ceremony had ended.

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