“In the next few hours we will be able to normalize the situation so that life can return to normal in our country,” said the mayor of Caracas, Erika Farías.
March 11 (TeleSUR) The mayor of the Venezuelan capital, Erika Farias, said on Sunday that, in the face of continued electrical sabotage, the “people have responded with peace and will remain in peace.” After 96 hours of a national power blackout, no acts of violence have been recorded as a result of the prolonged cut.
In dialogue with TeleSUR, Farías assured the population that the resumption of energy will be progressive. “The Government is working to restore permanently the right to electricity, we are confident that it will be in the next few hours,” she said.
She also explained that authorities are deployed in response to the different contingencies in the capital city, guaranteeing the supply of water and food with priority for the network of public hospitals.
In this context, the mayor of Caracas highlighted the “extraordinary example of calm and sanity” of the Venezuelan population in “overcoming the difficulties.”
“They thought (the executioners of the sabotage) that we were going to fight amongst ourselves, but our people have gone for a walk, they have come out to enjoy themselves, there is a stress situation, but it is not stress that will generate violence,” she said.
Venezuela is setting an example to the world of “how terrorist aggression by the most powerful empire can be defeated” in “a perfect union of mayors, governors, armed forces, organized popular power, all to maintain peace,” he said.
Beginning at 4:00 pm (local time) on Thursday, March 7, Venezuela has been the victim of an ongoing attack to its electrical system at the El Guri dam, which supplies almost the entire country. The attack, which was perpetrated cybernetically, has left without a supply of this energy to a large part of the national population, also affecting other services such as water and commerce, as well as the metro, in the case of Caracas.