Vice-president of Communication, Tourism, and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, has declared that yesterday’s nation-wide blackout, the third since March, was caused by an electro-magnetic attack.
“The first indications form our investigations in Bajo Caroní, point to the existence of an attack of an electro-magnetic character, which was aimed at the hydroelectric generation system of Guayana, the main provided of [electric] service in the country,” said Rodríguez.
Fortunately, according to Rodríguez, the Electric High Command (Estado Mayor Eléctrico) has “activated the mechanism to deal with this contingency.”
“Those who have attacked in different ways the Venezuelan people, will again witness the steel (temple) and the courage we, the daughters and sons of our Liberator Simón Bolívar, have shown,” ended Rodríguez his report.
Via Twitter, Nicolás Maduro said: “Faced with the criminal attack against the tranquility and peace of the Fatherland, the Bolivarian Government and the Armed Forces are deployed, attending the needs of the people. The sons and daughters of Bolívar will once again show our unbreakable will. We shall overcome! (¡Venceremos!).”