Chávez watch: Venezuela to turn back time
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Chávez watch: Venezuela to turn back time

Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, announced that from this month the country will alter its time zone in order to boost the amount of daylight that residents receive. Chávez has already changed the country’s name, redesigned its flag and altered the coat of arms as he pushes his populist policies.

Venezuela will turn clocks back 30 minutes, switching the time to GMT minus 4.5 hours, not the usual 4 hours, in order to achieve "a more fair distribution of sunrise", said a minister during a news conference in August.

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