Venezuela: Grid failure and effects. Is it US sanctions or lack of funding?

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Amid the political tension in Venezuela, intensified power shortages experienced over the past weeks are adding more chaos and unrest in the South American country.

Reports have it that recent outages have caused a spike in the number of deaths in hospitals.

According to Al Jazeera, both the political chaos and the increase in power outages are due to sanctions imposed to the current government which is led by Nicolas Maduro.

The media argues that “US sanctions are hurting Venezuela's most vulnerable,” instead of politicians.


Source: Smart Energy International

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