New daylight saving period in Mexico

Gwillim Law gwil at
Fri Jan 19 19:54:57 UTC 2001

Jesper Nørgaard Welen wrote:
> The decision is not yet taken, but according to these articles should be
> taken within 2-3 days:

The days have gone by, so I checked for more recent information at the same
Web site.  I found an article at
<> that says

Mexico City, January 17, 2000 - The Energy Secretary, Ernesto Martens,
announced that Summer Time will be reduced from seven to five months,
starting this year.

The measure, he said, is in response to the public demand to have one less
hour of natural light during the mornings in the first and last month of
summer time, in that the latter will begin on the first Sunday in May and
will end on the last Sunday of September.

This change in the period of application of summer time will entail a
reduction of ten weeks in comparison to the original schedule, which
envisioned setting the clock an hour ahead from April 1 to October 28.
Beginning this year, Mexico will have Summer Time with a duration of 20

[...]  Concerning the possibility that some states in the Republic,
including Distrito Federal, may not apply summer time, the official said
that in the past, some states decided not to apply the measure, and this
caused distortions in relation to the rest of the country.

In the specific case of Distrito Federal, he telephoned the government of
Andrés Manuel López Obrador in order to ascertain his position.  [The
article doesn't report any conclusion reached in this matter.]

Yours,    Gwillim Law

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