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Venezuela Makes Its Own Time Zone

by | 9th, December 2007

hugo_chavez.jpgIN Venezuela today the clocks go back half-an-hour on a permanent basis.

Says President Hugo Chavez: “I don’t care if they call me crazy, the new time will go ahead.”

The country’s Science and Technology Minister Hector Nacarro agrees: “I see it as a very positive thing that while there is light we can be in it.”

Zones are, of course, all the rage.

Iraq has its green zone. New York has a zero-toelrance zone. South-America was declared a “peace zone” by all South-American Presidents in 2002. Cyprus and the Koreas enjoy demilitarized zones.

London has six zones, moving in ripples from 1 to 6 as your go from the inner zone to the outer zones. Wales has Catherine Zeta Zones and Tom Zones, and Clwyd County Council has declared itself a nuclear free zone.

The Boston Celtics basketball team have zonal defence. Sienna Miller has an erogenous zone. Ireland has Boyzone. Soho has Clone Zone.

Venezuela now has its own zone which should place it on the map and mark it out as a place to be taken seriously…



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