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Venezuela regains electricity gradually after power cut for the second time


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Several cities in Venezuela, including most of the capital city of Caracas, gradually regained electricity on Thursday, after a second power cut in less than a month prevented the oil-rich state from power for several days, Reuters said.

President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday evening that the power cut, which began on Monday afternoon, was a “terrorist attack” on the hydroelectric facility of Guri, which supplies most of the country with electricity, and announced a “load management” plan for the coming days without giving details.

The power outage came less than two weeks after the stream returned to most parts of the country following a similar break that began on March 7 and lasted for six days in some cities. The disruption was the longest and largest in the country.

Maduro blamed the first interruption on an “electronic attack” launched by the United States, but said on Wednesday that the interruption this week was caused by an armed man linked to the “deviant demon right” who fired at the Guri facility.

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