Venezuela is still in the grip of a massive power outage that large parts of the country paralysed. Businesses and schools remained Wednesday closed again.
The power supply fell Monday afternoon in large parts of the country. It was the second major failure in a few weeks time. The left-wing leader Nicolás Maduro spoke about sabotage, but according to the critics, the infrastructure is just poorly maintained.
Millions of Venezuelans are already still without power. “I think that this will get worse failure than the first power outage”, somberde the sixty-year old accountant Julio Barrios.
He was looking for a shop that is open in order to buy foods. “A lot of people want to work, but there is no transport. If no one works, it will have a crippling effect on the country.”
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The country was a few weeks ago also already been affected by a massive power failure. That lasted several days. The socialist president Maduro accused the United States when a cyber attack to have been carried out, but according to the critics, the infrastructure is just poorly maintained.
The U.S. supports the arch rival of Maduro, opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
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