Venezuelan defense minister Vladimir Padrino López claimed the United States orchestrated an attack against the Guri hydroelectric plant in southern Venezuela that cut power to most of the country on Thursday.
This is an aggression designed to destablise the Venezuelan people and the Venezuelan state. ~ Vladimir Padrino López
Other leaders, including Hugo Chávez’s former oil minister, Rafael Ramírez, explain the blackout crisis as a result of neglect, disrepair, mismanagement, and corruption from the Venezuelan government.
Guri has collapsed because of a lack of maintenance, just like the thermoelectric plants and the transmission and distribution lines. ~ Rafael Ramírez
Protests continue across the country, but concerns grow that the blackout may cause further chaos.
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