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Venezuela Makes Its Own Time Zone

by | 9th, December 2007

hugo_chavez.jpg IN 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

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