Summer time in Mexico (fwd)

Steffen Thorsen straen at
Wed Mar 13 20:51:18 UTC 2002

I'm sending this on behalf of Jesper Norgaard Welen <timezone50 at>

I hadn't seen any news about the pending decision of Congress in Mexico
whether to apply DST in Mexico during 2002. As you may remember from earlier
e-mails from me, both president Vicente Fox and rebellion mayor of capital 
Mexico City
Andrés Manuel López Obrador had both lost their rights to impose DST rules 
Mexico locally or globally in court decisions, the court deciding that only 
Congress of
Mexico could take such decisions.

However, consulting my local grocery store(!) and my coworkers, they all 
that a new decision had been made to reinstate US style DST in Mexico, e.g. 
7 months instead of the 5 months as in 2001. Consulting the pages of the 
confirms this. Sonora as usual is the only state where DST is not applied, 
the way things are on the US side of the border in Arizona. Everything else 
is status
quo compared to 2001 except that DST starts First Sunday of April at 2:00 
and ends
First Sunday of October at 2:00 (local times).

The decree is actually issued by the president Vicente Fox, but stating that 
honorable Congress of the (ed:mexican republic) Union has bestown upon me to
publicise the following decree" e.g. the decision was taken by the Congress, 
by the president.

Concerning the last notification from Rives McDow that Paraguay is changing 
DST rules, I presume that this means that Asunción is still on DST until 
April 7
at 0:00 (local time)? E.g. the decree no. 16350 took effect immediately 
instead of
just modifying the new DST period in Paraguay from September 2002 to April 

I found another reference to the decision of the mexican congress on
which was obviously made before the presidential decree was
issued. That article also surprisingly suggests a change for the state
of Durango from GMT-6 to GMT-7 (except when applying DST) just
as states California South, Chihuahua, Nayarit and Sinaloa, but the
presidential decree on
doesn't confirm that, so I presume for now it was a journalist's mistake.
also mentions the specific votes in the Congress of Mexico, with
295 in favor and 177 votes against the DST decision. 11 blank votes.


Jesper Nørgaard Welen
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