Venezuela Plunges Into Darkness As President Maduro Lays Out Socialist Vision On National TV

A mere two months after the last widespread blackout to hit Venezuela,major parts of the nation is once again dark tonight as a power outage hit during President Maduro's evening address laying out his new economic philosophy (the inverse of Bernanke's):


The blackouts, often due to power rationing or utility failures, have affected some of the nation's oil refineries (even though they are often powered by separate generator plants); but Maduro himself said this evening's blackout cause was "strange," jinting at "sabotage" and not caused by excess demand. Perhaps it is time to spend what little discretionary reserves the nation has left on infrastructure instead of Samsung trinkets and military bonuses to keep the people at bay.

The end result:

Some color on his new vision for the country which was being presented on national TV just before the blackout struk. Via Bloomberg:

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, speaking in national address on television and radio, says decree will be ready “within 24 hours.”


* Individuals will be able to open FX accounts in euros or dollars in state banks to import cars: Maduro
* Law decree will lower prices for used, new cars: Maduro
* Govt will set prices for new cars: Maduro
* Manufacturers must inform of weekly car production: Maduro
* Prices for used cars can’t exceed prices for new cars: Maduro
* Venezuelans must save more, consume less: Maduro
* Venezuela economy needs fair prices, reasonable profit margins: Maduro






via Zero Hedge Tyler Durden

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