Jul 23, 2019
Venezuela hit by widespread blackouts
Caracas and other parts of Venezuela were plunged into darkness after a massive power cut Monday night, AFP reports.
Why it matters: It's brought back fears of a return to blackouts that left millions of Venezuelans without water and communications access in March, per AP, which notes President Nicolás Maduro's government has again accused opponents of sabotaging the hydroelectric power system in the latest outage. The opposition blamed government mismanagement.
Go deeper: Power outages across Venezuela have left Maduro wobbling