President Hugo Chavez wants Venezuelan clocks turned back half an hour and he wants it done in record time -- next Monday.
"I don't care if they call me crazy, the new time will go ahead, let them call me whatever they want," Chavez said on his weekly TV show. "I'm not to blame. I received a recommendation and said I liked the idea."
The shift will allow children to wake up for school in daylight instead of before sunrise, Chavez said.