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Oil rich but power short Venezuela cuts working day to save electricity

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 09:14 UTC
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Venezuela says it will cut the working day for public sector workers to five-and-a-half hours to conserve energy, down from eight to nine hours. The initiative is part of a nationwide electricity rationing plan. Read full article


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  • Klingon

    The Chavista's have it all under control. They need to cut power to the areas that voted for these Turkeys.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy


    Just when you think it couldn't get any worse.

    If another K type is elected this will be the future of Argentina too.
    although you're not too far off now

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Why are they all moaning,
    candles are cheap are they

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    “Last week the government claimed that energy problems were due to maintenance issues,” What? It isn't another attempted coup? Will the state be handing over full wages to their employees? “Venezuelan energy demands fall as part-time state employees and their families die from starvation.”

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    It's Spiderman's fault.... seriously a little bird told me.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Another Web of lies, they never learn.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    R.I.P. Venezuela.......

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    One cannot but wonder what is basically wrong.

    All over Latin America one observes countries, that look promising for some time, and then everything goes Poof! and the economy comes crashing down.

    As it is all of Latin America, it looks as if someting went wrong at the very beginning.

    Apr 30th, 2015 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Yes, I think you will find that corruption is at the heart of the matter and of course the Latin laziness.

    Apr 30th, 2015 - 05:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    That's a generalisation.

    Apr 30th, 2015 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Demantoid Garnet

    WOW... This is GREAT!
    Government employees get off work at 1:00. Wish I could do that.
    Of course, their overall productivity won't be impacted. Critical government responsibilities must be efficiently handled.
    I suppose they can take the extra time to enjoy the shopping options.

    Apr 30th, 2015 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The current situation in Venezuela is a criminal tragedy of epic proportions. The sickeningly corrupt Boli-borguisie are killing a beautiful country. Millions are suffering at the hands of the incompetent administration yet the Chavista elite is getting very rich, very quickly.

    I hope they burn in Hell for what they have done to Venezuela.

    May 01st, 2015 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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