Two-day power cut is worst in countrys recent history and Vladimir Padrino Lpez says: This is an aggression designed to destabilise
Venezuelas defense minister has accused the United States of masterminding a crippling power cut that has left virtually the entire South American country without electricity and stirred fears that its crisis could be entering a volatile new phase.
In a televised address from the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Vladimir Padrino Lpez claimed the North American empire was behind a criminal aggression designed to disrupt and attack Nicols Maduros beleaguered administration.
Nearly all of Venezuelas 23 states were cast into darkness on Thursday afternoon after the most severe power cut in the countrys recent history.
No one can be so naive to think this was the result of bad luck or chance, Padrino Lpez said on Friday as millions of Venezuelan citizens prepared for a second night in the dark.
This is an aggression designed to destablise the Venezuelan people and the Venezuelan state.