Maduro lifts power rationing
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the lifting of the power rationing that has been in place for two months.
From 25 April much of the country had its power cut off for four hours a day.
The measure was put in place after a drought caused the Guri dam, which produces almost two-thirds of the country’s electricity, to reach critically low levels.
The power cuts came amidst an economic crisis and severe food shortages.
Mr Maduro said that when he ordered the power cuts in April, Venezuela had been “six days away from a collapse, we were facing having to turn off almost the entire country”.