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Venezuelan Government to Probe Sabotage of Electrical Grid

Caracas, December 4 (RHC) – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday announced that an investigation has been launched to determine those behind the recent sabotage to the country's electrical network that darkened Venezuela's capital and parts of the country.

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the head of state showed images of a broken electrical lead linking two power lines. "We have physical evidence of how this conductor was broken", he said.

He said that Electrical Energy Minister, Jesse Chacón, will make the results of the probe public on Wednesday.

Maduro said that the blackout was designed to create public discontent against the government in the run up to the December 8 national municipal elections.

“These sectors of fascism are getting desperate, because they know a defeat is coming”, Maduro said.

Venezuela is holding local elections nationwide on December 8.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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