Venezuela's Maduro announces electric power program
Venezuelan acting President Nicolás Maduro announced that an electric power program or Great Mission will enter into force to strive against sabotage on the electric power grid and to reinforce the sector. He attributed blackouts in Caracas and Aragua state to sabotage. The president in charge accused dissenters of planning economic and electric power wars against the Government
Following a series of blackouts throughout the country, Maduro accused Government's dissenters of planning an "extraordinary event" prior to the presidential election of April 14. Such actions would be executed via "economic war" and "electric power war." The president in charge held dissenters accountable for a blackout occurred on Thursday in Caracas and Aragua.
Maduro also informed about the removal from office of the chief of the electric power company Corpoelec in Aragua. He warned that the opposition seeks to leave the whole country without electric power at any moment.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."