People in different states of the country denounced that the crisis of public services has worsened considerably in recent months. This further worsens the tragedy they experience daily with the economic crisis generated by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
In the State of Táchira, the constant and prolonged blackouts continue to rob the inhabitants of this Andean State of their quality of life. They assure that in the last three weeks the power cuts have increased in frequency and length.
Antonio Benítez, a resident of Táchira, declared “In my house we spend 8 hours without electricity and 4 with electricity.”
On the other hand, he affirmed that the worst thing is that he suffers from all the damage caused by the regime against Venezuelans. “There is no gas, there is no food, there are no supplies.”
On the other hand, Gerson Velázco, indicated that because transformers were supposedly burned, they have been without electricity for 20 days.
“If there is no electricity, there is no internet and we need to communicate, and sometimes CANTV (Gov. telecomunications monopoly) also fails a lot,” he said.
Faced with this problem, Gustavo Delgado, mayor of San Cristóbal demanded that Corpoelec make a formal declaration on the reason for these power cuts, “as we also demand a solution to this problem,” he added.
THE CRISIS SPREADS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
The situation does not improve in Lara State, where cancer patients and older adults indicated that they cannot spend that long without electricity service.
“We have been in this situation for 6 to 7 days,” said Atilio Castillo, a resident of Lara.
Likewise, in the ’12 de Octubre’ community of San Juan de los Morros in Guárico, they reported that they spend months without receiving water supply through their mains.
Criseida Ramírez, who lives in the area, mentioned that “sometimes it comes to us every two months, every month and a half, lately it has been missing for 3 months because supposedly the pump broke down.”