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Maduro: Venezuela Is Surviving the World's First Cyber War

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to the nation.

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to the nation. | Photo: VTV

Published 3 April 2019

"Venezuela is experiencing the first war of unconventional dimensions," President Nicolas Maduro said.

President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuela is experiencing the first cyberwar in the world, directed against the electrical system to destabilize the country and impose a regime change from the United States.

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"Venezuela is living the first war of unconventional dimensions with attacks on public services to impose a regime change from the U.S.," he said, referring to cyber sabotage at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Power Plant, in the Guri Dam, and the attacks with electromagnetic pulses against transmission lines.

"They said that in an analysis four or five years ago that they could attack the electrical system of a country and leave it disabled, to weaken it in the global dispute of power," the president explained.

Electricity management plan

In addition, the Venezuelan leader indicated that he has already started the 30-day load management plan for the recovery of the national electricity system.

"We started this 30-day plan, for the recovery of everything destroyed, damaged, burned, the recovery phase with the union of the working class of Guayana, del Guri; Corpoelec (the state eletrict company); Sidor (the state-owned steel company) under the direction of the Executive Vice President," he said.

President Maduro reiterated that the plan focuses on the recovery and stabilization of the electricity system, while the population continues to resist.

In addition, he noted that school activities began again Wednesday throughout the country, but "in a sensitive schedule, adapted to the conditions of each educational unit and municipality."

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