LA Times: Daylight Saving Ticks Off Millions in Mexico

Paul Eggert eggert at
Sun Apr 2 23:20:30 UTC 2000

On page A4 of today's Los Angeles Times, staff writer Mary Beth
Sheridan writes:

   COLIMA, Mexico--Soledad Castillo has a list of grave problems she
   wants Mexico's next president to solve. Low salaries. Rising crime.

   But a different issue was troubling the 41-year-old cleaning woman
   one recent morning as she attended a campaign rally in this city in
   southwestern Mexico. It was something more urgent, more
   sinister--an evil that has aroused Mexicans nationwide in an
   extraordinary political backlash.

   Daylight saving time.

Sheridan goes on to write that the issue has managed to push issues
like the presidential race, poverty, and crime off the front pages.
Half a dozen Mexican states have organized plebiscites on whether to
implement DST, and the ruling party presidential candidate has
promised to limit DST to 4 months instead of 6.

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