Source: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación e Información (Caracas)
Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, has issued a decree extending the recently-implemented Wednesday-Sunday non-working public holidays weekends for the Venezuelan public sector for another 2 weeks.
Late last month (29-Apr-2016 and 26-Apr-2016), Venezuela's president, Nicolás Maduro, had issued a decree extending the recently-implemented Fridays-Saturday-Sunday non-working public holidays weekends (13-Mar-2016, 16-Mar-2016 and 19-Mar-2016), to run from Wednesdays to Sundays, for the Venezuelan public sector ("Miércoles, jueves y viernes no se laborará en el sector público a excepción de aquellas tareas que son fundamentales, que son necesarias"), the latest in a series of announcements of additional one-off non-working public holidays in Venezuela to combat its energy problems.
The official publication of the Decreto 2.303 in the Gaceta Oficial clarified the extent of these 2-day workweeks, which, contrary to all the fanciful press clippings that had inundated the web earlier that week, would only run until mid-May ("aplicado a partir del día miércoles 27 de abril de 2016, y hasta el viernes 13 de mayo de 2016").
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