Maduro lifts power ra­tion­ing

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

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”.

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