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CRISIS DEEPENS: ‘Millions’ of Venezuelans Without Water, Food, Medicine

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.01.19

A series of crippling blackouts are rapidly escalating Venezuela’s severe humanitarian crisis this week; with local media reporting “millions” are coping with a lack of water, food, and medical supplies across the impoverished country.

“Millions of Venezuelans were left without running water Monday amid a series of massive blackouts, forcing President Nicolas Maduro to announce electricity rationing and school closures as the government struggles to cope with a deepening economic crisis,” writes Yahoo News.

“We have small children and we aren’t able to give them a drop of water to drink,” said one resident.

“We fill up from a well near here but we don’t know if it’s drinkable. But we’re using it,” added another.

Maduro’s recent plan involves closing schools and other government-run facilities as well as “shortening” the national work day to reduce electrical demand.

Read the full report at Yahoo News.

DEVELOPING: Desperate Venezuelans Turn to ‘Sewage Pipes’ for Water as Blackout Continues

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.12.19

Desperate Venezuelans turned to “sewage drains” and other drastic measures to obtain water Tuesday as the nation’s blackout continued to cripple the country’s infrastructure and crumbling economy.

“As Venezuela’s five-day power blackout left homes without water, Lilibeth Tejedor found herself looking for it on Monday in the last place she would have imagined – a drain pipe feeding into a river carrying sewage through the capital,” reports Reuters.

“Tejedor, 28, joined dozens of people who had flocked to the Guaire river, which snakes along the bottom of a sharp ravine alongside Caracas’ main highway, to fill up a four-gallon (15 liter) plastic container,” adds the report.

“The ones that are most affected are the children, because how do you tell a child that there’s no water?” said one resident.

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro has publicly blamed the blackout on US authorities; accusing the Trump administration of launching “electrical warfare” against his regime.

Read the full report at Reuters.

IN THE DARK: Blackouts Now Impacting 91% of Venezuela, NO INTERNET, Maduro Blames the US

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.27.19

Nationwide blackouts continue to cripple Venezuela this week as outside groups now believe 91% of the once oil-rich nation is without internet access; raising serious questions over the safety and security of citizens across the country.

“Another massive, nationwide blackout struck Venezuela early Wednesday just as service was gradually being restored from two days of intermittent service,” reports Yahoo News. “The group calculates that 91 percent of Venezuela has lost connection to Internet.”

Socialist President Nicolas Maduro continues to blame his country’s infrastructure problems on the United States; accusing Washington of launching “electrical warfare” against Venezuela.

The disastrous blackouts are making the daily lives of Venezuela’s residents nearly impossible; shutting down mass transit and making hospitals and other emergency services largely unusable.

Read the full report at Yahoo News.

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