Power outage hits businesses,’ Venezuela’s mail oil port’s operations

Source: Business Insurance

March 28, 2019 A power outage hit Venezuela on March 25 and March 26, forcing businesses to shut operations and disrupting activities at the country’s main oil export terminal – Puerto Jose, Reuters reported. The blackout affected several cities including Caracas, Maracaibo, Barquisimeto and Valencia and stranded commuters across the country. Jorge Rodriguez, the country’s information minister, said that an attack on Venezuela’s main hydroelectric Guri Dam affected three major transmission lines and caused the widespread power outage.