Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela

Publisher:  Grayzone
Date Written:  01/04/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23606

A detailed timeline of events during the recent blackout in Venezuela.




If the electrical collapse was indeed the result of an outside attack, it represented the most severe escalation of hostilities since the beginning of the latest regime change campaign. The blackout significantly disrupted Venezuelan society and showed that the war against the country targeted everyone, regardless of their political affiliations....

Around 5pm on Thursday, March 7, there was a plunge in the essential electricity supply systems in more than 80% of the national territory. The blackout was immediate and comprehensive.

Luis Motta Dominguez, the Minister of Electric Power, informed the government that the event was an act of sabotage to the main hydroelectric plant in the Guri Dam, Bolivar State, Venezuela. President Maduro, during his first appearance before the country, reported that the attack on the national electric system occurred in three stages.
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