[tz] Chile to end DST earlier this year?

Patsy Franklin pfrankli at redhat.com
Fri Feb 14 15:44:10 UTC 2014

On 02/14/2014 07:16 AM, Glenn Eychaner wrote:
> Nothing official has been announced at:
> http://www.horaoficial.cl/cambio_hora.html
> A quick search of newspapers for 'horario de invierno' also turns up nothing.  However, keep in mind that Chile is in the midst of a government change; the inauguration of the new government is 11 March, and IIRC if the old government does nothing, the time change reverts to the old rule (March 8).
> I have no idea what to do about this. I knew making the new rule permanent would cause trouble.

I'm new to this list so I don't know the history of this change.
There seems to be some disagreement as to whether this change was intended to be permanent or not.

I don't speak/read Spanish but the translated version of this notice seems to state that the
change to April was a yearly decision and not a permanent change.


  "For the third consecutive year, the Government decided to implement
   a limited winter schedule and extend the summer. The measure mainly to
   savings in energy consumption it produces."

Given that a similar announcement has not been made for 2014, should we assume that the
March date is the default?

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