By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Many clocks in Brazil will move forward one hour as the southern, southeast, and central-west regions of the country begin Daylight Saving Time (DST) at 12AM on Sunday, October 18th. Known in Portuguese as Horario de verão (summer schedule), Brazil adopted the daylight saving schedule in 1931. At first, the time changes were implemented nationwide but starting in 1998 the changes were only enforced in parts of the country.
As of 2013, DST is only observed in the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul . . .