On March 30th, blackouts in Venezuela continued, as a result of alleged continuing attacks on infrastructure.
Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez announced that several synchronized attacks took place on March 29th and 30th.
“In an attempt to undermine the tranquility of our people, these two attacks, perpetrated on March 29 and 30, add to the past aggressions, just when the decisive action of the Government and the workers had achieved the restoration of the electric service,” the Venezuelan official said, as sectors of Caracas have reported no service beginning at approximately 7:11 p.m.
Venezuela's @jorgerpsuv announces that a new round of synchronized attacks on the electrical system have been detected: "We will repair the electrical systems, savagely attacked by the empire and their lackeys here" pic.twitter.com/CjXlwbUpZB
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) March 31, 2019
Rodriguez added that the Bolivarian government “will persist with its effort to restore the stability of the electric service. We will achieve the recovery of equipment damaged by the empire and strengthen our system to make it impregnable.”
Venezuela's electricity system was attacked again twice on the same day.
Posted by teleSUR English on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Governor of Miranda, Hector Rodriguez tweeted that “following the electrical failure minutes ago, we began to recover energy in several municipalities of Miranda state. The hospitals are running on a backup plant, and the security forces have been deployed to guarantee tranquility for the people.”
Tras la falla eléctrica que presentamos hace minutos, ya comenzamos a recuperar la energía en varios municipios del estado Miranda. Los hospitales se mantienen funcionando con planta, y los cuerpos de seguridad desplegados para garantizar la tranquilidad del pueblo. #30Mar
— Héctor Rodríguez C. (@HectoRodriguez) March 31, 2019
On March 30th, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s supporters took to the streets to protest the US attempts at regime change and meddling in the country’s internal affairs.
The head of the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello spoke at the rally, he accused the opposition of supporting oligarchs and claimed that the US would not enter the country without heavy resistance:
#LIVE | Venezuela's @dcabellor: "We need to talk to those who are confused, to those who think you can negotiate with the far-right, we need to say 'don't surrender, the struggle is alive'" pic.twitter.com/WMk4KymMNQ
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) March 30, 2019
“We need to talk to those who are confused, to those who think you can negotiate with the far-right, we need to say ‘don’t surrender, the struggle is alive'”
“Dear empire, if you think one US solider is going to enter without Chavistas resistance, you’ve got another thing coming”
“The oligarchy will never return to the presidential palace, they’ll never set foot here.”
On March 29th, Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez questioned MSM silence while the US seeks to violate Venezuela’s sovereignty.
According to him, the US intelligence activities have gone up by 800% at the country’s borders, but MSM rather focuses on creating a “scandal” out of Venezuela and Russia’s military cooperation.
“No scandal is heard… when U.S. planes land in Cucuta [Colombia] or when the U.S. Air Force electronic signals surveillance around our territory have increased by 800%,” Padrino said and stressed that “when Venezuela’s sovereignty is about to be violated, nobody says anything!”
“Mr. John Bolton has sent me messages asking me to do the right thing and I say: we are doing the right thing, what is established in the Constitution,” Minister Padrino Lopez indicated and added that his job is to “respect and protect the People’s will and support the legitimate and legally constituted authorities.”
Maduro also tweeted that Venezuelans will be stronger than ever dispute the tribulations.
Tengo la plena convicción de que saldremos más fortalecidos que nunca en la batalla que hoy se nos presenta. Derrotaremos las agresiones con la fuerza que irradia el espíritu antiimperialista del Comandante Chávez. ¡El destino de las causas justas siempre será la victoria! pic.twitter.com/8zkUOoSuwv
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) March 29, 2019
“I have the fullest conviction that we will be stronger than ever in the battle that is now being presented to us. We will defeat aggressions with the force steeming from the anti-imperialist spirit of Comandante Chavez. The fate of just causes will always be victory!”
In support of Venezuela and against current and possible future US and NATO actions in the country, hundreds of activists marched in Washington, D.C.
The march was aimed at showing “mass popular opposition to NATO, wars, racism and US aggression against Venezuela,” the National Mobilization Steering Committee said.
— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) March 30, 2019
— Anti-War Committee (@AntiwarMN) March 30, 2019
— International Action Center (@iacenter) March 30, 2019
— NoWarOnVenezuela.org (@nowaronVE) March 30, 2019
Military veterans from the DSA in Connecticut join the Metro DSA (along with other activists) in Washington D.C. to say "No to a Rich Man's War!" in Venezuela or elsewhere. This is the beginning of a week-long series of "Unwelcome NATO" events. #No2NATO #HandsOffVenezuela pic.twitter.com/ohjNL9O11q
— DSA Venezuela Solidarity (@DsaVenezuela) March 30, 2019
NO to NATO. NO to AFRICOM. U.S. out of Africa and #HandsOFFVenezuela. These were just some of the demands at today's anti-NATO march in Washington. @ajamubaraka of @Blacks4Peace had this to say. pic.twitter.com/ZuATOHxxYP
— Camila (@camilateleSUR) March 31, 2019
Meanwhile, US-Proclaimed Interim President Juan Guaido appears to have been “kicked out” of a working-class district in Caracas.
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) March 30, 2019
Despite that he continued his calls for protests and end of “usurpation,” with dramatical calls, trying to reach people’s hearts
La rebeldía de nuestro Pueblo se manifiesta en cómo defendemos nuestra Libertad y el derecho a hacerle saber a la dictadura que aquí nadie se rinde.
La oscuridad que quieren imponer jamás tendrá lugar en nuestro corazón.
¡Vamos por el cese de la usurpación! pic.twitter.com/0M1WvoszRl
— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) March 31, 2019
The Rebellion of our People is manifested in how we defend our Freedom and the right to let the dictatorship know that nobody is surrendered here. The Darkness they want to impose will never take place in our hearts. Let’s Go for the cessation of usurpation!
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