In the middle of the capital, Caracas, with five million inhabitants, is a public sewers where the river Guaire meander. The water is dirty, smells bad and is dangerous to drink. Yet the lines of hundreds of people to collect water in jerry cans and take it home with them. Then six days back there will be no water in the faucet is longer and people have become desperate.Desperate people queuing up to download dirty water from the river Guaire. Photo: Fernando Llano
" the Children are the worst affected. I have five toddlers in my home and the only water I have to offer is that I download from Guaire, " says Ayanel Orfilia, to the daily newspaper El Nacional.
She is one of the capital's millions of residents are without water and electricity for almost a week back. The regime has promised that as soon as they repair the hydroelectric power plant Guri, which supplies oljelandet with energy, it will take up to a day before the capital again can get access to the water.
Caracas is located 1,200 metres above sea level and is dependent on the water pumps will have the energy to pump up the water. The only way to get your hands on clean drinking water in the capital is to climb the mountain range El Ávila and download the water out of the springs of water with jerry cans.
" We ransonerar the water and hope that it will last as long as possible. It is like living in a war. We have never experienced something similar to this, " says Mirtha Domínguez for El Nacional.Fire erupted after an explosion at a substation in Caracas on Monday. Photo: AFP
the Regime is accusing the U.S. of being behind. The country's dictator Nicolás Maduro believes that it carried out a cyber attack against the power plant, but has not managed to present evidence for his accusations. Instead, specialists that the reason behind the blackout is that the regime is not invested and maintained the power plant, the last few years. There is also evidence that a fire knocked out a major power, which had implications for the electricity supply.
the Blackout has also affected the country's hospitals and to date has 17 kidney patients died because they were not able to undergo daily dialysis treatment. There is also evidence that several infants died due to syrgasbehandlingen turned out. The hospital staff should have tried to keep the babies alive by manual artificial respiration, but shall, according to the witnesses not to have succeeded.
the power interruption has led to four matvaruhus looted the last time in Caracas. Hungry residents have been broken into in the department stores to access food that has become scarce in the country due to the country's economic collapse. Inflation landed last year at 1.700.000 per cent.
who named himself the interim president, has declared a state of emergency in the country and asked for help from other countries. He has also called for new protests to overthrow Nicolás Maduro is running the country at the bottom.
the Regime defends itself with Juan Guidó is controlled by the president of the united states, Donald Trump, and that he, together with the united states, trying to implement a coup. The argument of using the regime an example from the US-backed military coup in Chile in 1973 when the country was hit by a massive power outage a month before the coup took place.
because The united states has been involved in most of the statskupperna in Latin america, the argument gained a foothold among the few who still supports Maduroregimen. What strengthens their conspiracy theories is that it is proven to be false, that the regime fired up the humanitarian aid that the united states previously sent to the country.Water is flowing from a leaky tube along the banks of the river Guaire. Photo: Fernando Llano
one of the trucks with the humanitarian aid took the lighthouse by mistake when an activist threw a firebomb against the regime's security forces. A flaming cloth from the brandbomben landed on the truck that took the lighthouse.
In the week, the united states will fly out all of its staff at the country's embassy in Caracas. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo believes that the decision is rooted in ”the deteriorating situation” in the country. At the same time intensifying the situation for the opposition. Association of journalists in Venezuela, announces that the dissident journalist Luis Carlos Díaz has been arrested by the regime, accusing him of being behind the sabotaget of the hydroelectric power plant Guri. The UN head of human rights, Chile's former president Michelle Bachelet, demands that the regime immediately release him.
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