Venezuela parliament declares state of ‘alarm’ over blackout

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Power has been restored in some parts of Caracas, like the Alcabala neighborhood on Petare hill seen here, but much of Venezuela is still plunged in darkness YURI CORTEZ (AFP)

03/11/2019 .   5:36:00 PM .    UPDATED ON 03/11/2019 . 5:36:05 PM

 

 

 

Venezuela’s opposition-dominated National Assembly declared a state of “national alarm” Monday over the “general calamity” caused by a blackout that has now lasted four days.

Parliament approved a decree proposed by its leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido, who is seeking “international cooperation” to help resolve Venezuela’s crisis.

 

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