- It was the first blackout to include the capital, Caracas, since March, when the government blamed the opposition and United States for a series of power outages that left millions of people without running water and telecommunications.
- The blackouts exacerbated an economic crisis that has halved the size of the economy.
- Power returned for about 10 minutes to parts of southeastern Bolivar state, site of the Guri hydroelectric dam - the source of most of Venezuela’s generation - but went out again, according to a Reuters witness. Electricity was still out throughout Caracas.
Maybe this black out is the result of something else. Something that started of many years ago.