Venezuela's Second Major Blackout In One Month Continues

Passengers are seen during a blackout at Simon Bolivar international airport in Caracas [Carlos Jasso/Reuters]

The Guardian: Venezuela: call for calm amid blackouts and anti-Maduro protests

Vice-president blames ‘fascist right’ and its ‘imperial masters’ in Washington for power cuts

Nicolás Maduro’s embattled administration has called for calm after millions of Venezuelans were again plunged into darkness by a nationwide blackout reportedly affecting 21 of its 23 states and the capital, Caracas.

In a late-night television broadcast – which most people were unable to watch because of the outage – the communications minister, Jorge Rodríguez, claimed it was the result of a “brutal” attack on a hydroelectric plant on Monday night.

The blackout – which had yet to be resolved by Tuesday morning – came a fortnight after virtually the entire country was paralysed by a six-day power failure.

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WNU Editor: I guess reports of power being restored are premature .... Electricity Supply Restored to Nearly All of Venezuela Following Blackout (Sputnik).

More News On Another Venezuelan Power Blackout

Venezuela blackout leaves streets empty, school and work canceled -- Reuters
New blackout hits swaths of Venezuela including Caracas -- AFP
Venezuela crisis: Fresh power cuts black out Caracas -- BBC
Venezuela hit by another power outage, Maduro blames sabotage -- Fox News
Venezuela suffers second blackout within a month -- Al Jazeera

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