Service outages

72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman Espitia holds a candle in herwindowless room she calls her “little cave” during a blackout in the Santa Cruz of the East neighborhood, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, March 14, 2019. I’ve never see a crisis like this. It’s the first time,” Espitia said. “It makes me so sad.” Venezuela’s power grid crashed March 7, throwing almost all of the oil-rich nation’s 30 million residents into chaos for nearly a week. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
March 15, 2019 - 5:27 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the week since a massive blackout left millions in Venezuela without power, both the government and opposition have put forward disputing theories on what caused the outage without providing any evidence. Now two Venezuelans with expertise in engineering and geospatial...
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Mary Roncka and her husband Gene Roncka, right, accompanied by neighbor Kevin Mandina are evacuated as floodwaters rise Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Ashland, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebraska residents struggled with blizzardlike conditions. (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 14, 2019 - 3:27 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities farther east. Emergency crews responded after a vehicle was swept off a...
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A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish: “Venezuela, a country without food, medicine, light, and water. Only people.” during a protest against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Most people have been deprived of power, water and communications since last Thursday when nationwide power outages first hit, abruptly worsening conditions in a nation already struggling with hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
March 12, 2019 - 5:45 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials reported blackouts easing in some areas Tuesday, while the chief prosecutor said opposition leader Juan Guaido is being investigated for allegedly sabotaging the national power grid, whose collapse last week has inflicted misery on millions. The...
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People collect water falling from a leaking pipeline along the banks of the Guaire River during rolling blackouts, which affects access to running water in people's homes, offices and stores, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2019. The blackout has intensified the toxic political climate, with opposition leader Juan Guaido blaming alleged government corruption and mismanagement and President Nicolas Maduro accusing his U.S.-backed adversary of sabotaging the national grid. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 12, 2019 - 8:35 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The U.S. said late Monday that it is pulling its last remaining diplomats from Venezuela, saying their continued presence at the country's embassy in Caracas had become a "constraint" on U.S. policy as the Trump administration aggressively looks to oust socialist President...
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FILE - This Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, shows the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced on Monday, March 11, 2019, that it will withdraw all remaining U.S. personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela this week. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)
March 12, 2019 - 3:32 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 12:20 a.m. Tuesday U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is withdrawing the last of its staff from its embassy in Venezuela, citing the deteriorating situation. Pompeo announced...
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Youths carry empty containers which they'll use to collect water, during rolling blackouts affecting the water pumps in people's homes and apartment buildings, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 10, 2019. Venezuelans reached new levels of desperation Sunday as the country’s worst blackouts took their toll, gathering in larger numbers than usual at springs in the mountains of Caracas to collect water and scrounging for scarce cash to pay for food in the few shops that were open. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
March 10, 2019 - 6:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans reached new levels of desperation Sunday as the country's worst blackouts took their toll, gathering in larger numbers than usual at springs in the mountains of Caracas to collect water and scrounging for scarce cash to pay for food in the few shops that were...
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Pedestrians walk to their destination amid the country’s worst-ever power outage, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2019. President Nicolas Maduro ordered schools and all government entities closed and told businesses not to open to facilitate work crews trying to restore power. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 08, 2019 - 8:45 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's worst power and communications outage on Friday deepened a sense of isolation and decay, endangering hospital patients, forcing schools and businesses to close and cutting people off from their families, friends and the outside world. While electricity returned...
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People wait for public transportation amid the country’s worst-ever power outage, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2019. Much of Venezuela was still without electricity Friday amid the country's worst-ever power outage, raising tensions in a country already on edge from ongoing political turmoil.(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
March 08, 2019 - 4:00 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Trump administration is granting U.S. companies more time to comply with sanctions barring transactions with Venezuela's state-run oil company. The Treasury Department says that firms have...
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March 07, 2019 - 6:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A power outage left much of Venezuela in the dark early Thursday evening in what appeared to be one of the largest blackouts yet in a country where power failures have become increasingly common. Crowds of commuters in capital city Caracas were walking home after metro...
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February 24, 2019 - 4:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on severe weekend weather in the South (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the number of power outages from high winds has risen to more than 50,000 customers in that Appalachian state. Much of...
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