A nationwide power outage on Thursday plunged Venezuela into crisis. The embattled government blamed "American imperialists" for the electricity blackout — one of the longest in years.
Caracas and other parts of Venezuela have been hit by a massive power cut. The government blamed the blackout on an "electromagnetic attack."
President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered schools to remain closed and daily working hours to be reduced. The country's chronic electricity and water shortages have fueled protests nationwide.
Opponents of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro staged a large protest in east Caracas following power and water outages and cellphone disruptions. Elsewhere in the city, a smaller crowd of regime supporters danced the salsa.
After a blockade on aid entering Venezuela, the International Red Cross will be able to bring supplies into the country in two weeks. The announcement comes as Venezuela experiences its third major blackout in a month.
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