Venezuela blackout

International By: Tad Lumpkin 3:27 pm

When are the lights going out for good on socialism?!

(Reuters) – A blackout cut power to much of Venezuela on Friday, snarling traffic in the capital Caracas and other major cities as authorities scrambled to restore electricity after the outage, which twice interrupted a presidential broadcast.

Pedestrians streamed into the streets of Caracas as the blackout shuttered the underground metro trains and left frustrated drivers honking in the chaos without stoplights.

Government ministers in the late afternoon said they expected power would be restored shortly. It was the second nationwide major electricity outage in less than a year.

“How am I going to get to my house? By the grace of God,” said Pedro Mayora, 58, an accountant who was waiting outside the Metro to see how he would reach his home on the poor west end of the city.

 

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SOURCE: Venezuela blackouthttp://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/27/us-venezuela-blackout-idUSKBN0F22C520140627

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