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Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Citizens in Tachira lived a 10-hour blackout

In the border state, they are used to rationing but a blackout that lasted until 7:00 p.m. left several communities cut off from the rest of the world.

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Electricity rationing is a reality of life in the border state of Tachira but, even so, the February 18th blackout was different and worse. Here’s a little example of what a blackout looks like in Venezuela.

Several communities were cut off from the rest of the world during the 10-hour happening, losing even their cellphone signal.

Shops, the bulk of which only take Colombian pesos after the meltdown of the bolivar, had to close earlier because not all of them have generators.

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Local radio stations had to go off the air, even those with generators, after running out of fuel.

State electricity company Corpoelec reported that the blackout was caused by a faulty power line and that it affected the states of Tachira, Merida, Trujillo, Apure, and Zulia.

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And people already waiting for hours outside gas stations to fill up had to wait some more: without power, there was no way no pump gasoline at the pump.

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