Venezuela says blackouts due to ‘Electromagnetic Attacks’


Massive blackouts across 18 Venezuelan states were caused by an “electromagnetic attack,” the government of President Nicholas Maduro said, stressing that authorities are working to bring back power as soon as possible.

The blackout affected the entire nation, Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodríguez said on Monday evening, claiming that the power was knocked out by outside interference.

The government has activated all the necessary protocols to provide safety for Venezuelans and work crews are already working to restore power.

Preliminary probe into the incident has suggested the “existence of an electromagnetic attack that sought to affect the hydroelectric generation system of Guayana, the main provider of this service in the country,” the minister told state channel VTV.