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After Sunday, no more fall-back, spring-ahead in Mexico

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On Sunday, we turn the clocks back one hour. It will be the last time we have to do that in Mexico.

Mexico’s Senate voted on Wednesday to end daylight saving time for most of the country, ending the biannual turning of the clocks. The president is widely expected to make the measure official, equating standard time with “God’s clock.”

Quintana Roo, which relies on American tourism, will continue to change clocks twice a year. That means travelers in Mérida will have to be aware of different time zones at the Cancún airport, for example. Sonora state, Juárez, Tijuana, and Mexicali along the northern border will also continue to follow the US timetable for commercial reasons.

Mexico adopted DST in 1996 for the extra afternoon daylight as days grow shorter.

But critics note that it disrupts people’s circadian rhythm, resulting in more people feeling tired and driving more dangerous morning commutes.

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