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San Luis Province Keeps Daylight Saving

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Published 9-Apr-2010

Daylight saving time (DST) has been extended for Argentina’s San Luis province in 2010. The province’s time zone will remain to be three hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-3).

Sierra de las Quijadas, San Luis Province. Argentina

Argentina's San Luis province (scenic view of the province's Sierra de las Quijadas pictured above) will have an extended daylight saving schedule in 2010.

Daylight Saving Time Extended

Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Stella Catalfamo Rubino announced the decision to extend DST in San Luis at a press conference on Thursday, April 8, 2010. The decision was made after discussions with the San Luis Chamber of Commerce, the province’s Chamber of Industry and other parties.

San Luis’ time zone during the non-daylight saving period is UTC-4. The province moved its clocks one hour forward at midnight (00:00) between Saturday, October 10, 2009, and Sunday, October 11, 2009. The province’s time zone is now on UTC-3 as part of the DST schedule.

It was originally planned for San Luis to push the clocks back to its original schedule at midnight (00:00) on April 11 until October 9, 2010. However, the Minister, together with the Electricity Regulatory Commission’s head Sandra Correa, reported that there would be no time changes on Sunday, April 11, as DST would continue.

The rest of Argentina does not currently observe DST after the decision to abandon a planned DST schedule was made in late 2009.

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