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Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

The country’s worst-ever power outage comes as Maduro faces a hyperinflationary economic collapse and an unprecedented political crisis

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Monday as the country endured a fifth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. (Reuters)

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

The country’s worst-ever power outage comes as Maduro faces a hyperinflationary economic collapse and an unprecedented political crisis. (AP)

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

At Venezuelan hospitals, the blackout combined with the absence or poor performance of backup generators led to the death of 17 patients across the country, non-governmental organization Doctors for Health told Reuters on Saturday. (AP)

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

Information about developments across the country was difficult to gather because communications were unreliable. Engineers restored power in some areas, but it often goes out again. (AP)

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

In Caracas, some people reported more sightings of ``colectivos,'' a term for armed groups allegedly operating on behalf of the state to intimidate opponents. (Reuters)

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

While President Nicolas Maduro and other government officials said they were working hard to restore power and provide basic necessities, the mood in Caracas was desperate. (AP)

Venezuela buckles under massive power, communications outage

Venezuela also suspended school and business activities on Tuesday amid the blackout, a minister said. (AP)