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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TIME: Northern Mexican Border's New Daylight Saving Plan



Northern Mexican Border's New Daylight Saving Plan

Northern Mexicos border cities will soon share the same daylight saving schedule as the United States. The new DST schedule will see these border cities extending their daylight saving time (DST) to last from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November, which is in line with the United States DST schedule.
Mexicos Chamber of Deputies, as well as the Senate, have both approved a proposal for northern Mexicos border cities to share the same daylight saving schedule with the United States. The synchronized schedule for the border cities will begin on Sunday, March 14, 2010.
DST changes in Mexico
Above is a map showing northern regions in Mexico that will share the same daylight saving schedule as the USA. These parts are highlighted in pink or within the dashed area and are numbered on the map. Note: the dashed lines are an indicative display of the areas roughly 20 kilometers from and within the Mexican side of the US/Mexican border.

New DST Schedule for Northern Mexico

Mexicos Congress passed a law in December 2009, bringing the DST schedule observed by northern Mexicos border cities to be in line with the United States' DST schedule. The daylight saving arrangement will affect the following areas:
  • Tijuana & Playas de Rosarito.
  • Ensenada.
  • Mexicali.
  • Tecate.
  • Ciudad Juarez.
  • Ojinaga.
  • Ciudad Acua.
  • Piedras Negras.
  • Anahuac.
  • Nuevo Laredo.
  • Reynosa.
  • Matamoros.
The synchronized daylight saving schedule also applies to towns on the Mexicos northern border between the international line and the pipeline located at a distance of 20 kilometers (about 12 miles)". The revised DST arrangement also affects to the municipality of Ensenada in Baja California.