[tz] Venezuela may move back to UTC-4
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Nov 1 17:29:36 UTC 2014
Yesterday, President Nicolas Maduro ordered his vice president to review
Venezuela's 2007 change from UTC-04:00 to UTC-04:30. Hugo Chavez, the previous
president who ordered the change, argued that UTC-04:00 gave more light to poor
children who walk to school before dawn through sometimes-dangerous streets.
Maduro says he prefers later sunsets.
For what it's worth, local mean time in Caracas is UTC-04:28. According to our
(admittedly unreliable) records, Venezuela observed UTC-04:30 from 1912 through
1965, and observed UTC-04:00 from 1965 to 2007.
Reuters. Venezuela to reconsider Chavez's change in time zone. The Star
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