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  • Venezuelans again suffered blackouts after a new sabotage at the Guri hydroelectric plant.

    Venezuelans again suffered blackouts after a new sabotage at the Guri hydroelectric plant. | Photo: Reuters

Published 26 March 2019

A national prosecutor and two from Bolívar state will be in charge of the investigation of the second attack on the Venezuelan electricity system.

Venezuela's Attorney General, Tarek William Saab, reported on Tuesday that a criminal investigation was initiated into the new sabotage of the country's electricity system, which left a large portion of the population without service.

For the investigation, a prosecutor with national jurisdiction and two prosecutors from the state of Bolívar (south of the country) were appointed, where the Guri dam, whose computer system was the object of the attack.

On Monday, March 25, a new attack on the electricity system left Caracas and several cities in the country without service. The authorities have achieved a progressive recovery, but in the meantime work and academic activities were suspended until Wednesday.

The Venezuelan government denounced that the national right together with US officials direct attacks against El Guri, which provides 80 percent of the country's electricity. The objective would be to generate anxiety in the population and destabilization to advance the coup agenda.

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