Power went out across Venezuela yesterday. Another black out occurred Saturday. The black out Saturday lasted nearly all day.
Many people walked out on balconies and banged pots in protest, and shouted curses at socialist president Nicolas Maduro. Others blocked roads and burned rubbish until armed government supporters interceded. Water supplies, phone service and internet are all shaky and unreliable.
Maduro blames US led sabotage, but opposition leader Juan Guaido says Maduro and his staff brought the electrical system to a collapse because they are corrupt. He says now they can’t resolve it because they are incapable.
The US and dozens of other countries support Guaido’s claim that Maduro’s re-election last year was illegitimate.
A series of nationwide blackouts on March 7th shut down schools, offices and factories. That blackout paralyzed the once oil-rich country of 31 million people, now living in squalor under the Maduro’s corrupt socialist government.