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Venezuela blackout: Power outage across the country

Large parts of crisis-hit Venezuela, including the capital Caracas, have been affected by an extensive electricity blackout.

President Nicolás Maduro's government has blamed "sabotage" at a hydroelectric dam that generates much of the country's power.

However, decades of underinvestment have damaged the major dams and sporadic blackouts are commonplace.

  • 08 Mar 2019
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