Guaidó to Declare Emergency as NYT Reports U.S. Sanctions Exacerbate Blackout

HeadlineMar 11, 2019

In more news from Venezuela, local reports have emerged that the ongoing power outage has killed 17 people in hospitals where backup generators failed. President Nicolás Maduro said last week that anti-government saboteurs backed by the U.S. took the nation’s main hydroelectric power station at the Guri Dam offline. Meanwhile, The New York Times wrote Friday that U.S. sanctions have curbed Venezuelan imports of fuel that could have powered the dam following the failure. Opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó said he will call for a “state of national emergency” in parliament today.

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