Venezuela Maduro and Guaido hold contender rallies amid huge blackout

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5 billion available from multilateral organizations to take care of services in Venezuela. The power outage and the devastation hurting ordinary Venezuelans is not because of the USA. Power was intermittent in Caracas on Saturday and remained off in large portions of the countrys west. The problems caused by the blackout a loss of communication and public transportation had complicated the oppositions efforts to organize Saturdays rally. Backup generators at upmarket hotels began running out of fuel by Saturday. Maduro and his ministers have blamed the blackout on sabotage and have said the United States was behind it. Six of the countrys 23 states still lacked power as of Saturday afternoon Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello said on state television. Were all upset that weve got no power a nutritionist at the Caracas rally. Reuters was unable to independently confirm the deaths or whether they could have resulted from the blackout. Guaido has called for more street protests on Monday to pressure Maduro to step down following up on Saturdays rally

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