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2004, 10 Mar 19

Venezuela In the Dark

This is how socialism works. Equality in misery.

When night falls on Venezuela’s ghostly capital, an unnerving hush grips the streets of this once-bustling South American metropolis.

“You feel a profound silence all around you,” said Alejandro Guzmán, a 26-year-old lawyer and one of millions of Venezuelans left in the dark after their country was hit by an unprecedented blackout some believe could have dramatic implications for its political future. “It’s like a city of shadows.”

Like many Venezuelans, Guzmán has spent most of the last three days without electricity after a crippling outage – that Nicolás Maduro’s beleaguered administration is blaming on foreign saboteurs – struck at about 5pm Thursday afternoon plunging virtually the entire country into the gloom.


2004, 10 March 2019


  1. Mar

    Your first sentence is wrong. It’s not equality in misery. The rich socialists still had electricity. The rich socialists still have food and medicine.
    That’s how socialism works. The rich socialists have everything and the rest have to suffer.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’m still waiting for apology from liberals for this latest awful failure in “democratic socialism”.

    Power corrupts, absolute socialist power corrupts absolutely.

    Leftist morons.

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