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Venezuela imposes daily four/hours blackout to save power; brewery out of barley will stop beer production

Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 08:07 UTC
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Recession-hit Venezuela will turn off the electricity supply in its 10 most populous states for four hours a day for 40 days to deal with a severe power shortage, the government said Thursday. Read full article

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  • Lucifer

    :)

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    “...which President Nicolas Maduro and his government blame on a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon. ”...they aren't blaming it on the US? That's a first. Maybe its time to impose a blackout on their communist ideology.

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mick23

    Yikes!!! NO Polarcitas... Que hacemos.... We can see that the plan is going well comrades ... it'll be the rum next! Que cagada!

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • VoiceOver

    @ Maduro blames the collapse on an “economic war” by capitalists.

    So he admits his government is very weak, weaker than the capitalists - in which case he should step down and leave the government to someone who is stronger than a capitalist conspiracy.

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    “... which President Nicolas Maduro and his government blame on a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon”.

    That's right, blame the drought - just because it cannot defend itself.

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    What did Venezuela use before candles?

    Electricity.

    Socialism at its finest

    Wonder why Bernie Sanders and Hillary are not bringing it up as an example of the policies they support?

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Becasue grouping everyone by the most extreme version of their politics would make all Republicans Nazis!

    See how idiocy works?

    Apr 22nd, 2016 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Tell me oh wise coffeemaker what's the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist?

    That will show us all idiocy.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    You are the one simplifying things.... not me!

    If you have problems with facile logic then don't use it.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 05:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    So you can't

    make me a latte

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Wrong again.... nothing if not consistent.

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Well if you can go ahead

    make me a coffee

    Apr 23rd, 2016 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Ummm..... I've made it.... it is sitting on my kitchen counter..... ummm now what?

    You're not very good at this, are you?

    Are you slightly autistic?

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 01:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    (is amused by this thread progression...)

    But, and by far, is less than fuckin' amused about the actual TOPIC of the above article!

    This is 30MM people, so lightly dismissed.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 01:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Ilsen, it is an unfortunate fact that Venezuela will have to economically collapse before it can start to de-chavez itself. There is going to be a lot more pain unfortunately.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 08:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    It needs more than an economic collapse. It needs full civil unrest before real change can be realized.

    my coffee is cold.

    Apr 24th, 2016 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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