Despite electricity cuts, Venezuela remains calm

On Saturday March 30, following the third massive electricity cut, thousands mobilized in Caracas in support of the government and against imperialism

March 31, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch
Supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution on the streets on March 30.

On Friday March 29, Venezuelan authorities reported a massive electricity cut at 19:20 which left vast zones of Caracas and several areas of the country without electricity. The outage occurred just days after the brutal attack on the Guri electrical plant and affected access to water, transportation and other aspects of daily life. By Saturday morning March 30, the Mayor of Caracas Erika Farías reported that electricity was being gradually being reestablished across Caracas and authorities from the other states affected also reported a gradual recovery of service.

Despite the challenging circumstances that the country continues to face due to imperialist attacks via economic sanctions and attacks to vital infrastructure, the Venezuelan people’s morale remains high. On Saturday March 30, the streets of Caracas were again flooded with supporters of the Bolivarian Revolution and the democratically elected president, Nicolás Maduro, The protesters showed their support for the government and widespread rejection of the imperialist attacks to their sovereignty and lives.

In an open debate of the UN Security Council on March 28, Samuel Moncada, the Venezuelan ambassador before the United Nations, denounced the recent terrorist attacks that have affected the Venezuelan National Electrical System as they constitute a flagrant violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

“We denounce before the international community that the terrorist activities against Venezuela are planned, instigated, executed and financed with resources that have been robbed from the nation as part of a campaign of aggression that has support from foreign powers whose politics and practices represent a threat against peace and security both of my country and internationally,” he stated during the debate about the prevention and combat of financing terrorism.

Over two months have passed since Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela. Guaidó has received support and financial backing from the US and its allies. Since then, the US and its allies have scaled up attacks on the Latin American nation, intensifying the devastating economic sanctions and using all means possible to destabilize the country. These include the failed humanitarian aid media show and a violent attempt to assault the integrity of the borders of Venezuela in the name of transporting aid.

Throughout this challenging period, the consistent factor has been the persistence and will for peace of the Venezuelan people, who have mobilized almost weekly to denounce the attacks on their sovereignty and peace and to show their support for their legitimate and constitutional president, Nicolás Maduro.