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Maduro declares electricity ‘emergency’ and calls the Army in support

Thursday, April 25th 2013 - 06:00 UTC
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President Nicolas Maduro's government declared a 90-day “emergency” in Venezuela's electricity sector this week to speed up infrastructure work and equipment imports needed to prevent politically-contentious power cuts. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    Here's a hint: user pays!

    Best way to reduce electricity consumption.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 09:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    2.5 million barrels of oil produced a day, puts them 11th just behind Kuwait.

    Contrast the difference between the two, says it all really.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    “sabotage and excessive consumption”. Ha ha ha ha ha. Look, that fuse blew. Sabotage! Switch that light off. It's excessive. You want hot water? Start a fire in your backyard. Don't worry that the traffic lights aren't working. You have a 50/50 chance of getting through alive. Going out tonight? Take a torch and spare batteries. Going down the bar or club? Take your own candles. It's “romantic”. And watch out for the army. They may take your batteries. Or your torches. Or your candles. Do the reasonable thing. Set fire to an oil refinery. Or a well. Or a government office.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    “You want hot water?”

    Never mind the “hot”, just water is a problem at the moment in Caracas.


    A country floating on oil and they can't keep the lights on.

    What could the problem possibly be?

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Between lack of electrical infrastructure and the ”fake bombings, Venezuela is the new comedy central.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Hahaha the Venezuelan government can repaired fire bombed clinics overnight but can't get reliable electricity running?

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The little bird helped. The internet, information will be the regimes downfall. Just as the church fought Gutenberg and reading and writing to the masses, dictators fight the internet and control the media.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    So if it's not sabotage it's the customers fault for using too much!

    I bet the bus driver will have a fleet of them lined up with their headlights on at the next visitation of the 'little bird'. More like BS and that's NOT bird shit.


    Apr 25th, 2013 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I wonder if illness will once again take the life of chubby chavo. With the bird flu widespread, he really should have some back as a different a jack ass or even a snake.

    Apr 25th, 2013 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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