Mar 31, 2019

Venezuela blackouts: Maduro announces plan to ration electricity

People protest for the lack of water and electric service during a new power outage in Venezuela.

People protest a lack of water and electricity during a new power outage in in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday. Photo: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro announced a 30-day electricity ration plan as nationwide power cuts continued and protesters set up burning barricades near the presidential palace in Caracas Sunday.

Details: Maduro said in a televised address the move would help combat the blackouts, which have caused water supplies and communications to be cut off, according to the AP.

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