Chavismo now kinda hearts blackouts

“Los apagones son la patria nueva!”

The Chavernment has tried everything to spin the years-long problem of power outages around the country, from blaming the weather to denounce them as sabotage, and even pointing to animals as the culprits.

But less than a week away from the Presidential election, the head of CORPOELEC Argenis Chavez (cousin of the comandante presidente) has suddenly decided to embrace them.

During an interview with State broadcaster VTV, Chavez indicated that the “impulse of the revolution”, through the missions has produced an increase in electricity demand, which he admits caught the electric sector unprepared. He indicated that the main source of current problems is found in the transmission process.

I wonder what his boss, Minister Hector Navarro, who has pushed the “sabotage” theory for months, will have to say about this. It’s very unlikely Mr. Chavez will be scolded by his cousin in the short term. In case of a Hugo victory on October 7th, this new line could be expanded even further, as this cartoon released last week could serve as an example.

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  1. Yes, indeed, the problems are in the transmission …
    I just hope Comando Venezuela has Plan B for paper ballots in the event of the oh-so-convenient blackouts.

  2. They have neglected those transmission lines for HOW LONG? Regular upkeep would have probably prevented that. The $$ was diverted to political purposes most likely.

  3. Can Caracas Chronicles put in a call to Canada’s National Newspaper before they bollocks up the entire election coverage? Today they are talking about “speculation” that a Capriles victory will harm peace talks in Colombia. Francisco, you’re in the neighbourhood. What gives?

    • On no, somebody is actually telling the truth for a change, can’t have that, must resume spreading US approved propaganda AT ONCE.

      • Ridiculous! Capriles would reverse the shameful policy (unwritten and oft denied) of providing safe passage and refuge to the FARC in Venezuela. They had best take the best deal they can get now, because they won’t get a better chance with Capriles as President.

  4. Yes indeed… The revolution is simply a victim of its own success. That’s my story, and I am sticking with it… until next week, or whenever my cousin tells me differently.

  5. Argenis Chavez es el hermano de Chavez. Fue gerente de la sucursal del banco de Venezuela en Barinas por bastante tiempo y una vez que gano Chavez, se DISPARO a VP de bancos en Vzla. Seguramente se hizo rico cobrando comisiones para conseguir depositos de estado en los bancos donde ‘trabajaba’ y fue secretario de la gobernacion de barinas cuando desden era el gobernador.
    Chavez, despues de un riguroso proceso de seleccion y entrevistas que sucedio en su mente, lo puso en corpoelec porque es ingeniero electrico y me imagino que dijo ‘Argenis herrmano mesmooo hecha una ayudaita ahii y guas! Ministro…’.
    Argenis, con su mente de comisionista al fin, se ha puesto a comprar plantas electricas porque me imagino que soportan una buena comision y el pensara que si en la finca no hay luz, que carajo, una planta electrica resuelve!


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