Cuba Says US Behind Prolonged Venezuela Blackout

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HAVANA TIMES – The Cuban government on Monday charged that the United States was behind the now five day-long power blackout in Venezuela, accusing Washington of “sabotage” and a “terrorist act,” reported dpa news.

Cuba “strongly condemns sabotage to the supply of electricity in Venezuela, which constitutes a terrorist act aimed at harming the defenceless population of an entire nation,” the government said in a statement.

The massive power blackout last Thursday left almost all of Venezuela without power and there are still blackouts in large areas of the country.

Electricity had been restored to parts of Caracas, but the capital suffered another complete outage on Monday.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed the outage on what he termed cyber attacks by the United States.

But the opposition has cited poor maintenance of facilities as the reason for the power outages.


13 thoughts on “Cuba Says US Behind Prolonged Venezuela Blackout

  • March 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Actually, it really is true that the US is behind all of Venezuela’s problems.

    Think about it. China was once socialist … under Mao’s rule, it was no threat to the US, despite the anti-Communist hysteria in the US. Then the Party brought back capitalism, and forty years later … it’s pushing the US out of first place.

    The US rulers are not stupid. They learned from this. Venezuela has great natural resources, and a talented population. Do you think the US wants a mini-China on its doorstep? Of course not…. so, enter the CIA, which arranged for Chavez and his “21st Century Socialism”. Now Venezuela is prostrate, approaching Cuban levels of poverty. Just what the imperialists want!

  • March 19, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    …they are fine? They live in a dictatorship. They are far from fine.

  • March 19, 2019 at 3:15 pm
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    Hahaha. Obviously you have drank the koolaid.

  • March 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    It is the standard response of all dictators to blame the opposition and external enemies for all their shortcomings and the pathetic corrupt and incompetent poodle Maduro who is only clinging to power by military force is proof of that. Think about Maduros recent “supposedly factual” statements:
    Maduro says “There is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela” (His people just naturally like to eat out of the garbage it seems)
    Maduro says “There is no health crisis in Venezuela” (His people just naturally like to supply their own dressings and drugs and have no problem that the hospitals are without water, power or supplies it seems)
    Maduro says “There is no emigration crisis in Venezuela” (3-4 million of his people just want to go on a permanent holiday perhaps)
    Maduro says “The People support Me and the Bolivarian reviolution” ( polls show 85-90% of the people want him gone and a growing number want to hang him from a lampost)
    Now Maduro says (without any evidence at all) “The opposition in league with the USA sabotaged the power grid” (Local and international experts put the problem down to the lack of investment, maintenance and employment of trained people by the government, in other words incompetence and corruption).

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