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Blackout hits parts of Venezuelan capital: witnesses, subway authorities

From Reuters - February 6, 2018

CARACAS (Reuters) - A power outage hit parts of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on Tuesday, according to witnesses and subway authorities, forcing at least 10 subway stations to close while traffic signals and phone lines were also down at rush-hour.

Critics of the socialist government running OPEC-member Venezuela pointed to the outage as another sign of economic meltdown, as prices soar amid hyperinflation, millions suffer food and medicine shortages and oil production falls to its lowest levels in years.

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