Venezuelan government agencies have suspended work due to a major blackout in Caracas, France Press reports on March 8.
Many businesses in Caracas have been left without electricity, and residential areas have plunged into darkness. City streets are in untold havoc: scores of passengers on escalators that stopped working and escaped the underground metro system with difficulty, and then poured into the streets. The city looks deserted. The skyscrapers have only emergency lights on.
Traffic lights do not work. Street traffic is virtually paralyzed.
The same chaos is taking place in other parts of the country.
A sudden nationwide power outage in Venezuela was reported earlier. The electricity was cut off not only in residential areas but also at industrial and infrastructure facilities.
It was reported later that Venezuela’s main hydroelectric plant had been disabled. The authorities claim that it was an act of sabotage.
Maduro and his supporters blame the opposition for sabotage. In response, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo called the Maduro regime and its policies as “nothing but darkness” and predicted its rapid collapse.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency