Are blackouts coming to Caracas?

IMG_0000088162_W_00600For years, the Venezuelan capital was kept at bay of electrical blackouts by orders of the comandante presidente himself.

In recent months, failures in the service have increased in Caracas and last Sunday, several parts of the city were left in the dark for six hours. Many locals are not happy.

In the first fifteen days of 2013 alone, there has been 55 reported blackouts in the city. This number has already surpassed all of those reported on 2012. CORPOELEC is investigating the possible causes but the “S” word has been brought once again as a possible excuse.

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