Venezuela’s Power Outage Causes Chaos

Greetings All,

I came across some disturbing news and had to share it with you all. The following information comes out of BBC News.

A power outage in Venezuela has reached its fifth day, and it’s causing havoc throughout the country. At least 17 people have died due to the blackout, and sporadic episodes of looting have taken place. Pro-government motorcycle gangs, known as “colectivos,” however, are helping to enforce order at gunpoint. Because without electricity, many of the country’s citizens are on edge.

Without internet, mobile phones, banks, credit-card machines, electric cookers or air-conditioning, ordinary life is bordering on the unbearable for many people, especially in low income communities. 

“We don’t use dollars in this country, we don’t earn in dollars, we earn in Bolivars.”

“We don’t want to loot stores, we don’t want to cause problems. What we want is food. We’re hungry.” 

The worst part about reading up on this situation is the feeling of helplessness. You can check out the full article by clicking here. If you have any additional information on this blackout and what we can do to help, please feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…

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