Socialist paradise Venezuela can't even keep the lights on.

Jack O Neill

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One would do well to remember what you are and what your agenda is as well . Then again maybe you are that ......
 


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Colombia: Even Maduro's relatives seeking relief from outage

The electricity blackout in Venezuela is forcing many to seek refuge even President Nicolas Maduro's own relatives. Mind you they are probably not his closest or favourite relatives!
Colombia: Even Maduro's relatives seeking relief from outage

Authorities in neighboring Colombia said the leader's cousin, Argimiro Maduro, along with his spouse, children and extended relatives, approached a border checkpoint leading into Colombia on Monday seeking relief from the power outage. According to officials, the group of 10 complained that the heat was unbearable as the blackout dragged on and said they wanted to spend five days in Riohacha, a city in northern Colombia with easy access to turquoise beaches along the Caribbean Sea.

BUT migration authorities found their names on a list of over 300 people with ties to Maduro who should be denied entry so they were refused.

"While the people of Venezuela die in hospitals because of the lack of electricity, we're not going to allow those close to the Maduro regime to vacation in Colombia, evading the reality of a people in agony," Colombia Migration Director Christian Kruger said.

At this stage it must be only the elite of the elite (the "creme de la creme") who can escape all the consequences of the Venezuelan disaster!
 

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"While the people of Venezuela die in hospitals because of the lack of electricity, we're not going to allow those close to the Maduro regime to vacation in Colombia, evading the reality of a people in agony," Colombia Migration Director Christian Kruger said.
Now there's real solidarity.
 

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The US empire strikes again...
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The government of Venezuela went to purchase 300,000 doses of insulin, Citibank closed all their accounts and refused to complete the transaction and the US claim that it is the Venezuelan government fault it is unable to provide proper health care to its people.
I wonder what fascist pig sits down and decides to commit a crime like this?
 

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The US empire strikes again...


I wonder what fascist pig sits down and decides to commit a crime like this?
One that has diabetics dying daily in its own " land of the free" because the cant afford to buy insulin after the corporates jacked up the price
 

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This is the opposition Caracas Chronicles speculating - 2 days ago- on how the blackout started last Thursday
Nationwide Blackout in Venezuela: FAQ
Nationwide Blackout in Venezuela: FAQ | Caracas Chronicles

This particular corridor carries three 765 kV (kilovolts) power lines, which are the largest and most important lines of the country. One of these lines, apparently the one between San Geronimo B and Malena, went out and overloaded the other two, so all three died. When all of a sudden the lines went off and power wasn’t getting through,...: the water wheels started to spin out of control (in the industry we call this scenario a “load rejection”). Protections systems kicked in and the turbines shut themselves off, hopefully with no damage. [my emphasis]
ALSO
The engineers suspect that the overheat alarm was triggered by a forest fire. It is mandatory to keep vegetation trimmed under and around power lines, to avoid the risk of this kind of events. Anyone that has driven by the countryside and under these large power lines would see there’s a corridor under the lines. These corridors haven’t been maintained in years and there is a very hot summer going on. In a tropical country, this means the bushes can cover a line very fast.

Trimming vegetation under and near power lines is
not a high-tech job so everything is going to pot in Venezuela if they weren't doing that. Also it looks like the turbines have suffered damage because they haven't been able to restore power for 5 days now.
ANOTHER NATIONWIDE BLACKOUT!
The last nationwide blackout at the beginning of March lasted almost a week. A new one started on Monday, they partially repaired it on Tuesday and then another nationwide blackout today Wednesday. During the FIRST blackout, the opposition online magazine Caracas Chronicles said that the desperate attempts to restart the system had damaged some important components. They eventually got it going anyway but now another crash! Have they damaged it so badly that it can't be properly repaired?
Activity halted at Venezuela's oil port, upgraders after blackout: sources
 
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According to The Guardian
Venezuela hit by fourth massive blackout in less than three weeks
Venezuela hit by fourth massive blackout in less than three weeks
Government blames ‘criminal imperialist attack’ but many suspect blackouts are result of crumbling infrastructure caused by years of corruption

...Many of the cities and regions affected by Wednesday’s outage had yet to recover from two other crippling blackouts on Monday that forced the government to close schools and businesses and left the country’s biggest airport in the dark. Nicolás Maduro and his inner circle have put a brave face on the latest calamity, which comes less than three weeks after the start of a six-day nationwide blackout....
 

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Venezuela: Maduro blames blackout on sniper and tells people to pray
Venezuela: Maduro blames blackout on sniper and tells people to pray
Venezuelan leader claimed in a broadcast the latest outage was caused by mercenaries ‘sent by the coup-mongering right’


What this may mean is that they can't fix the national blackout problem - basically because they fired most of the engineering experts in the State electricity company and replaced them with regime cronies. Those they didn't fire eventually left anyway because of corruption and incompetence - these are people who have the means to emigrate and the skills to get jobs in other countries. The electrical engineers that are left can't fix the system and are damaging more of the antiquated equipment as they try.

In a late-night broadcast, Maduro claimed the latest powercut had been caused by a sniper attack on a key part of Venezuela’s energy infrastructure carried out by mercenaries “sent by the coup-mongering right”......Maduro admitted “tremendous damage” had been done to the national grid and asked Venezuelans to pray. “Everyone should know that the damage that has been done is more severe than any Venezuelan can imagine,” he said, announcing that electricity “administration” would be necessary in the coming days. .......

Aguilar, the energy specialist, rejected Maduro’s claims that the “evil empire” was to blame and warned nationwide blackouts might become Venezuela’s new normal. “This will happen again and again, because with every blackout the grid is more strained and more substations go up in flames,” Aguilar said, adding that rationing could alleviate some of the burden while repairs were made........
 

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One that has diabetics dying daily in its own " land of the free" because the cant afford to buy insulin after the corporates jacked up the price
This is the crazy thing about the US, they buy nuclear armed subs and bombers with taxpayers money but will let their own people die of preventable diseases.
 

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Russia has confirmed its troops are in Venezuela (CNN).
 


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