Juan Guido

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In the photo: representatives Juan, Guido recorded the explosion on one of substations and blame the authorities

Juan Guaidó / Twitter

The attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab on Tuesday announced the initiation of an investigation against the leader of the Venezuelan opposition, Guido Juan, who is suspected of involvement in the attack on the national power, which allegedly led to the blackout.

“We are starting a new investigation in relation to the citizen Juan, Guido for his alleged involvement in the attack on the power system [of Venezuela],” said the official during a press conference broadcast which led the TV station TeleSUR.

The attorney General added that an investigation has begun against provocateurs and distributors of panic among the population. “It [an investigation] applies to other speakers-mongers, who admire violence and even incite looting,” added Tarek William Saab.

Guido, is also suspected of incitement to looting. Published late in the evening of March 11, “tweet” opposition politician says: “it is Impossible to justify the violation of the inviolability of private property, but it is also impossible to close our eyes to the desperation of people who suffer a few days without electricity and water and are unable to buy basic necessities”.

March 7, Caracas and most of the States of Venezuela was left without power supply. According to local press, we are talking about 20 or 22 of the 23 States. Thus, electricity was absent almost the entire territory of the Republic.
According to the National electric company, the cause of the incident was the sabotage of the hydroelectric Simon Bolivar in Bolivar state, the biggest in Venezuela.

Loss Venezuela for obestochivaete most of the country of the accident amounted to more than 870 million dollars in four days, said on Tuesday Asdrubal Oliveros, one of the leaders of the Venezuelan company “ecoanalytics” providing consulting services in the field of Economics and Finance.

“We’re talking about that four days of massive outage at the country’s economic losses amounted to 875 million dollars, which is equal to almost 1 percent of GDP,” – said the expert. According to Oliveros, problems with electricity will continue to cost the country 100 million dollars a day, reports TASS.

In addition, at least 15 children died in a hospital in the Venezuelan city of Maturin because of the blackout.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro initially blamed “American imperialism” and then said about the attacks on the power system of Venezuela from the inside by the “enemies of Venezuela”. Law enforcement officers detained two suspected of carrying out attacks on the supply system.

According to Maduro, at present detainees give evidences. “The perpetrators of these serious crimes against human rights, against the peace, guilty of treason must answer before the law,” – said the President.

Meanwhile, the opposition, the Venezuelan Parliament has introduced a regime of emergency because of the ongoing since March 7, a large-scale blackout. This decision was made by the Chairman of the National Assembly Juan Guido, January 23, proclaimed himself interim President.

“The state of emergency is declared (…) on the whole territory of the country due to disasters caused by lack of supply,” said, Guido recognized acting President of the country’s more than 50 States. The decree imposes a state of emergency for 30 days, then if necessary, the period may be extended. At the same time, Guido called on the international community to support Venezuela.

In addition, the leader of the opposition urged people to come out on Tuesday at a demonstration to achieve “the cessation of usurpation” and the holding of free elections.

On Tuesday, Vice-President, communications and culture, Minister of communication and information of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez, said that the supply of electricity restored almost the entire territory of the Bolivarian Republic. “To inform all that by noon (19:00 GMT. – Approx. TASS) March 12, almost completely restored the electricity supply across the country,” said rodríguez during a press conference.

The politician noted that “a few hours in Caracas will begin to enter the water.” “Electricity is already supplied at the substation, so they began to send the vital fluid in the city,” added Rodriguez.

Secretary of state Michael Pompeo claims that Russia, Cuba, and the government of President Nicolas Maduro involved in the collapse of Venezuela’s economy. “Disaster, chaos, grab today Venezuela is a direct result of the influence of socialism, the regime of Maduro, Cuba and Russia, who are destroying the once-strong economy, he said. – The United States, neighboring regions of South America, Central America, want to live better, we want to restore democracy in Venezuela. The US is ready to play its role, important, in my opinion, the role to achieve this”.

The United States intend to contribute actively to strengthening democratic institutions in Venezuela, hoping that such efforts will lead ultimately to the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro from the political scene in Caracas, said the U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo during a visit to Houston (TX), where the international energy conference.

“We will try to assist in building democratic institutions [in Venezuela] in a manner that ultimately will convince Maduro that his days [head of state] felt that he must go, he must allow the duly elected temporary President Juan Guido begin to lead the process of rebuilding the country,” said the chief of American diplomacy.

Commenting on the opinion from Caracas remained there employees of the U.S. Embassy, he claimed that Washington’s decision was due, in particular, on security grounds. “They (the officials of the United States. – Approx. TASS) safety is always of paramount importance. And was just extremely difficult,” said Pompeo. Meanwhile, previously released on his behalf by the U.S. Department of state written statement it was also said that the presence of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Caracas has become the limiter of Washington’s policy against Venezuela.

The foreign Minister confirmed that the United States plans to continue to shift to South America humanitarian aid, hoping to get her later in Venezuela.

Recall, 23 January the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guido, whose appointment to the post of speaker of Parliament two days earlier revoked by the Supreme court, declared himself acting President of the country. The interim head of state recognized by the US, joined the country’s Group Lima (except Mexico), the Organization of American States and several European countries.

President Nicolas Maduro called the incident a coup attempt and announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States. In support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made Russia, Belarus, Bolivia, Iran, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Syria and Turkey.