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Montevideo, June 5th 2023 - 22:40 UTC

Tag: Erika Farias

  • Monday, May 30th 2016 - 07:36 UTC

    Venezuela's public sector will only work Mondays and Tuesdays for another two weeks

    President Maduro's administration blames the power shortage on a drought caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon

    Venezuela's government on Saturday extended by two weeks a decree reducing the public sector workweek to Mondays and Tuesdays in a bid to tackle the oil-rich country's electricity crisis. The enforced leave was first announced in late April, a drastic move for a government also grappling with an economic crisis that has Venezuelans queuing for hours to buy scarce supplies.