[tz] America/ Santiago possible Correction

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu May 12 00:12:47 UTC 2016

On 05/11/2016 02:13 PM, Gretchen Gottsacker wrote:
 > ... http://www.leychile.cl/Navegar?idNorma=1088502 which states that 
“as amended by Presidential Decree Nº106, 2015, both the Ministry of the 
Interior and Public Security, will be extended, as regards the year 
2016, until 24 pm the second Saturday of May. Also, starting from the 24 
hours of the second Saturday in August 2016 and until 24 pm the second 
Saturday in May 2017, the official time will advance in 60 minutes” 
Meaning daylight savings is not active until August 2016.

Sorry, I'm not seeing the discrepancy. Chile announced that it was 
desirable to introduce winter time ("resulta conveniente que el país 
cuente con un horario de invierno" in the original) from the second 
Saturday in May to the second Saturday in August. We're modeling this 
winter time as standard time, with the rest of the year modeled as being 
daylight-saving time. So yes, daylight saving will start in August 2016; 
but in the model, daylight saving is active now and will be active until 
this weekend, when Chile plans to revert to standard time, and then 
Chile will switch back to DST in August.

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