The country of Venezuela is in complete societal collapse after 119 hours without electricity in most of the country.
Below are bullet points of information coming out of Venezuela. They need no context for the situation to be clearly understood:
"NOTHING TO EAT, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN LOOTED IN MARACAIBO, I CANNOT BUY ANYTHING"
"PEOPLE ARE LOOTING EVERYTHING IN LA CURVA DE MOLINA"
- MARACAIBO IS COLLAPSING
- 100 HOURS WITHOUT POWER/WATER SUPPLY
- WIDESPREAD LOOTING IS REPORTED EVERYWHERE
- THE ARMY IS OVERWHELMED, CLASHING WITH PROTESTERS IN SOME PARTS OF THE CITY, SOME MEMBERS HAVE JOINED THE LOOTING
- BANDS OF ARMED PEOPLE ARE BREAKING INTO BUILDINGS AND APARTMENTS TO GET FOOD/THEY ARE THREATENING THE NEIGHBORS
PEOPLE DRINKING WATER FROM THE RIVER GUAIRÓ (A POLLUTED RIVER) IN CARACAS
Looting and spontaneous protests. Desperate patients begging doctors to be kept alive. Residents bracing for wider attacks on markets and restaurants after the sun goes down.
“We’re going to arrive at a moment when we’re going to eat each other,” said Zuly González, 40, a resident of Caracas’s Chacao neighborhood.
On Thursday, the San Geronimo B substation in the center of the country, which supplies electricity to four out of five Venezuelans from the massive Guri hydropower plant, went down.
The government said the blackout was caused by an unspecified fault at Guri, which provides 80 percent of the country’s electricity. No date has been set to restart the plant and most workers were told to stay home on Monday, said two of the substation’s workers and a manager at the national power monopoly, Corpoelec.
Aftermath of transformer explosion/fire in south Caracas:
Internet connectivity keeps flat-lining as power comes back, then fails, over and over again:
People are so desperate for food, they're killing and eating wild animals that are not traditionally human food . . . like this Leopard:
Meanwhile, another electrical sub-station goes up in smoke . . .
DRINKING SEWER WATER
The video below shows just how desperate things have become; people are collecting SEWER WATER running into a river, to drink . . .
Venezuela's oil production fell 13% last month. Reports indicate that output may currently be down to 0.5 mbpd due to blackouts. Unless things change, it won't be surprising if GDP falls more than 30% in 2019.
It is worth noting that Venezuela has the LARGEST PROVEN OIL RESERVES ON PLANET EARTH; more than Saudi Arabia! Here's proof:
That country should be living a life of wealth beyond the dreams of Avarice; yet they're broke, thirsty, starving. Why?
Socialism. That's why!
Reports of Looting and shootings going on in Caracas happening right now!
Venezuelan prosecutor general Tarek William Saab announces a new investigation into Juan Guaido for "national electrical sabotage"
Venezuela give U.S. diplomats 72 hours to leave, blames Trump for Blackout
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said two would-be saboteurs have been caught “in flagrante delicto” trying to take down the communications system of the Guri hydroelectric dam. Investigation into who sent them is underway.
After a failure at the Guri dam left much of the country in the dark on Thursday night, authorities worked round the clock to fix the problem, managing to restore nearly 70 percent of the electrical system before a cyberattack knocked it out again on Saturday afternoon, Maduro said, adding that one of the generators had been working perfectly and could only have been sabotaged by an infiltrator. The Guri hydroelectric plant produces 80 percent of Venezuela’s power.
While stressing that the “Venezuelan state has to act” to hold those to blame for the “electrical criminal coup” responsible, Maduro praised the “effort and behavior” of Venezuelans who have remained at peace despite the prolonged blackout. He denounced the sabotage as a “serious violation of human rights.”
While some of the country’s power has been restored, Maduro has suspended school and business activities for Tuesday as much of the nation remains in darkness.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been relentlessly pushing for Maduro’s ouster for months, along with the rest of the Trump administration, claimed the outages are due to “years and years of neglect,” due to the “mismanagement and greed” of Maduro’s government. He denied US responsibility for the blackout while proclaiming that the US is “interested only in the welfare of the Venezuelan people.”
'Not a single drop of water has entered Caracas since Thursday March 7'. The pumping system can't be restarted until 600MW of power are available.