Widespread Blackout Hits Venezuela, First Major Outage Since March

www.oann.com | 7/22/2019 | Staff
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CARACAS (Reuters) – At least 14 Venezuelan states lost power on Monday, according to Reuters witnesses and reports on social media, the first nationwide blackout to include the capital Caracas since March.

Venezuela suffered a series of blackouts in March, the worst in decades, that left millions of people without running water and telecommunications. That exacerbated an economic crisis that has halved the size of the economy.

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The Information Ministry did not respond to a request to comment on the latest outage.

“It terrifies me to think we are facing a national blackout again,” said Maria Luisa Rivero, a 45-year-old business owner from the city of Valencia, in the central state of Carabobo.

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