Massive Blackout Strikes Venezuela, Government Blames “Electromagnetic Attack”

Local press reports up to 23 affected states. This is the first major blackout in the country since March 2019.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new blackout in Venezuela left much of the country without electricity on Monday, July 22nd. According to Reuters, at least 14 states were left without power.

However, Venezuelan media outlets such as El Nacional speak of up to 23 affected states as well as the capital, Caracas.

Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez said an "electromagnetic attack" on the Guayana hydroelectric dam triggered the country's power outage. He did not say, however, who might have carried out the attack -- nor did he provide details regarding the alleged offense.

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