Venezuela energy crisis: Country travels forward in time by 30 minutes to save electricity

The time change accompanies a spell of other measures announced to offset a crippling energy shortage and help reach the president’s target of reducing energy consumption by at least 20 per cent.

Earlier this month, Mr Maduro urged women to reduce hairdryer use to “special occasions” and called on Venezuelans to make small changes to their routines, including embracing the tropical heat and hanging clothes out to dry instead of using tumble dryers. 

This is considered progress by Liberals

  • Oh-Oh, I see a whole lot of sweaty, frustrated latinas in mildewed clothes with frizzy hair headed toward the palace- I don’ thin’ this will end well…

  • glasnost

    So Venezuela is going on Newfie Std Time?

  • moraywatson

    C’mon now ! To be fair, liberals won’t consider there to have been real progress made until we are beating our laundry on the rocks.

  • ontario john

    Welcome to your future Alberta.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Why are “progressives” always “progressing” to the Stone Age?

    • disqusW6sf

      It is similar to the emperor’s new clothes–how they view themselves. Yet in truth they are regressive.