Another Massive Power Black-Out Has Hit Venezuela

People walk past a closed metro station during a blackout in Caracas, Venezuela March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Reuters: Second blackout in a month hits Venezuela, cutting power to Caracas

CARACAS (Reuters) - Lights went out across much of Venezuela, including many areas of the capital city of Caracas on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses, less than two weeks after power was restored following a prolonged blackout.

Power was out in much of eastern Caracas as well as downtown, where the Miraflores presidential palace and most government ministries are located. Authorities said the Caracas subway was shutting down due to the lack of power.

Several western states had no power, according to Reuters witnesses, though it remained on in the southern city of Puerto Ordaz and in parts of Valencia, the country’s third-largest city. Shops across the country closed early to protect against possible looting.

Neither state electricity company Corpoelec nor the Venezuelan information ministry responded to requests for comment.

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WNU Editor: The Venezuelan government is claiming that power is being restored .... Venezuela Says Power Mostly Back After New Attack on Grid (Bloomberg).

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