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.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.