Caracas, March 8th, 2019.- Jorge Rodríguez said that the electric attack, which has caused a blackout of more than 24 hours, is the most brutal perpetrated by the United States.
Jorge Rodríguez, reported on Friday that they will denounce before international authorities the electrical sabotage in the El Guri hydroelectric plant, located in the state of Bolívar (south), which left most of the country without service for more than 24 hours.
In a press conference, he said that the electric attack is the most brutal aggression perpetrated by the United States and that it was used for political purposes.
On the other hand, Rodriguez congratulated the people of Venezuela for maintaining civic behavior and calm while the workers of the state energy company (Corpoelec) carried out the work to restore the system.
#HaceMinutos | En los próximos días arribará al país una delegación enviada por la alta comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los DDHH, M. Bachelet, y a ellos les presentaremos las pruebas y la denuncia de este ataque criminal, informó Vicep. @jorgerpsuv pic.twitter.com/Ay8DDErPrA
— Prensa Presidencial (@PresidencialVen) March 9, 2019
The minister reported that electricity service will return slowly in the country’s capital and in other areas of Venezuela.
#ENVIDEO?| En Venezuela el Ministro de Comunicación desmintió que hubiera habido víctimas fatales por causa del ataque eléctrico, explicando las previsiones tomadas por el gobierno bolivariano y denunciando como criminales a quienes esperaban este resultado. #VenezuelaResiste pic.twitter.com/ki4OyrjuD1
— teleSUR TV (@teleSURtv) March 9, 2019
USA behind the electric attack
The Venezuelan official denounced the participation of the US senator for the state of Florida, Marco Rubio, in the electric attack through a cyber-sabotage.
He explained that the aggression occurred in the computer control of the Guri system that supplies most of the country’s energy. This information was handled by US Senator Marco Rubio shortly after the sabotage was executed and so he let it be seen in his Twitter account.
“How did Marco Rubio know that the backup generators had failed?” At that time, nobody knew yet,” he asked.
He also rejected statements by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who said that the next to fall would be the constitutional president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.
Translated by JRE/EF%