February 2000 SSIM data

Steffen Thorsen straen at thorsen.priv.no
Wed Mar 1 18:45:07 UTC 2000

On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Paul Eggert wrote:

>    From: "Law, Gwil Jr. " <Gwil_Law at bridge-point.com>
>    Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 14:00:41 -0500
>    Paraguay:  The beginning of DST in 1999 has been changed from October
>    3 to October 10, in both cases at midnight local time.
> This is news; thanks!  Unless better info arrives my next proposed
> patch will assume that they switch the 2nd Sunday in October and the
> last Sunday in February.

It is probably correct that they changed October 10, as I've also had a
report on this back in October, but I was not able to get more information

>    Although the SSIM lists the beginning of DST in October, 1999, it
>    may be that Argentina simply remained on standard time last
>    October, but started thinking of it as DST.
> Yes, that's what Rives McDow reported on 2000-01-10.

Argentina does not seem to turn back the clocks one hour on March 5 as
expected. Actually, it seems that Argentina has simply been using
their standard UTC-3 "all the time", with no UTC-4+DST at all.
I have not been able to find this confirmed by a newspaper etc. yet,
as most are written in Spanish.

I got this message from Peter Gradelski (PGRADELSKI at bloomberg.net)

> Good morning: accoring to your page, argentina will go off dst on
> march 5th but we just checked with our San Paulo office and they say
> the government of argentina decided not to become one of the countries
> that go on or off DST. So buenos aires should be -3 hours from GMT at
> all times. 

Best regards,

Steffen Thorsen - webmaster http://www.timeanddate.com/

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