10:21 GMT07 May 2021
Listen Live
    Latin America
    Get short URL

    In March, Venezuela has already suffered from several large blackouts caused by what the authorities called US attacks on the Venezuelan power grid. Washington has denied any involvement in the power failures.

    According to media reports, Venezuela's capital Caracas and much of the rest of the country were plunged into darkness late Tuesday evening due to the latest blackout.

    ​This blackout was the largest in a week; it occurred at 11:20 p.m. local time (3:20 GMT Wednesday), affecting much of the capital and important areas of at least 18 of the 23 states of Venezuela.

    Earlier, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had announced the creation of an electrical power supply headquarters in response to the blackouts that have occurred throughout the country.

    Major power outages continued across the country later in March, with Caracas saying that the country's power system had suffered several attacks. Maduro, in particular, mentioned "electromagnetic attacks" on power transmission lines.


    Venezuela's Losses From Blackouts in March Top $2Bln - Research Firm
    Venezuelan Authorities Report Attack on Country's Power Grid After New Blackout
    Venezuela Minister Posts PHOTOS of 'Attacked Power Plant' to Show Blackout Cause
    blackout, electricity, Venezuela
    Community standardsDiscussion