Widespread blackout continues in Venezuela


Venezuela's power supply remained patchy on Friday after a massive blackout paralyzed most of the country.

The blackout disrupted mass transit in the capital of Caracas, shutting down businesses and petrol stations.

Venezuela’s defence minister quickly blamed the blackout on the "North American empire" for designing the “criminal aggression” to “disrupt and attack” Nicolás Maduro’s administration.

"This is an attack (on) the government, this is an attack (on) the people and there are communities that in less than 15 minutes had already gone out to protest and close streets," Luis Motta Dominguez said.

This comes as Washington pledged on Thursday to "expand the net" of sanctions against Venezuela.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Best of Dubai Eye 103.8

    7:00pm - 12:00am

    Hear the highlights from the week gone by on Dubai Eye 103.8. Listen again to the best interviews, advice and the top stories that has gripped our conversation this week.

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    12:00am - 6:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.

On Dubai Eye