”Sabotage,” claims president Nicolás Maduro is behind the massive blackout that affected the greater part of Venezuela, since the hydroelectric power plant Guri stopped functioning normally on Thursday afternoon. He and other representatives of the government blame it on the ”imperialist” powers, but has not given any details.
the Subway in Caracas, works not, of course, as it should, which makes that an unusual number of people moving on the streets. Telephony is also hard hit by the outage that is estimated to affect over 70% of the country. The news that workplaces and schools are closed, wholly or partly, did not reach everyone because not tvs works.
infektionspatient at the Hospital Clínico Universitario in Caracas is reported to have died on Friday morning to the respirator she was connected to had not been power supply.
" the Doctors tried to help her by pumping manually, they did everything they could, but what can they do without electricity. They brought her to the ground floor where there was electricity and hooked up the unit, but because of the movement and the waiting and all, faded she was away, said the woman's uncle to AFP.
the Speculation about what has happened in Guri vary, but the real reason may be technical. Venezuela's infrastructure is in many ways greatly neglected, and the country are often hit by power outages, although not as large as this, due to the lack of spare parts and poor maintenance.
about 10 percent of Venezuela's population, have fled the country since 2014 due to generally poor conditions, which deteriorated further with the fall in the price of oil and u.s. sanctions. Human rights, food, medicine, housing, and money are some of the bristvarorna that gets people to look away.
The humanitarian crisis became political in January when the opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself interim president and recognized as such by the united states, Sweden, the united kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, and a dozen other countries. Maduro sees his rival as AMERICA's puppet in the ambition to take the country's oil wealth seized.