A massive power outage plunged Venezuela into darkness, including the capital Caracas.
It is estimated that at least 18 of Venezuela’s 23 states have lost power.
Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the power outage was caused by an “electromagnetic attack” and officials were working to restore power.
Earlier this year, Venezuela suffered from a series of power outages, including one that affected all 23 states and lasted a week, leading to shortages and unrest.
Another outage in April plunged large areas of the country into darkness; however, it lasted for hours, not days.
Occasional blackouts are common in Venezuela, where the economy has collapsed amid a political crisis.
President Nicolas Maduro and other government officials have in the past accused “terrorism” and sabotage of the opposition, often declaring US involvement.
The opposition said the power outage was the result of years of corruption and a lack of investment.
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Earlier, Venezuela’s state energy company “Korpalek” reported that the breakdown affected only parts of Caracas.
Opposition leader Juan Guaidu and President Nicolas Maduro have been at loggerheads since January, when the former appealed to the Constitution and declared himself interim president.
Juan Guaidu argued that the election that brought Nicolas Maduro back to power for a second term in 2018 was not free and fair.
Since then, more than 50 countries, including the United States and most Latin American countries, have recognized Juan Guaid as Venezuela’s legitimate leader.
However, Venezuela’s military – a powerful force in the country – and influential allies such as China and Russia have remained behind Nicolas Maduro.
Juan Guaid’s attempt to force the military to switch him to allegiance failed, and Venezuela remains in limbo, with both men vying for a legitimate president.
Meanwhile, the severe economic crisis has intensified, and food and drug shortages have intensified.
According to the UN, 4 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015.
The government blames the lack of U.S. sanctions, but the opposition says they boil down to years of mismanagement.
Preliminary talks between Juan Guaid and Nicolas Maduro took place in Oslo in May, but they took place without consent.
However, they were resumed earlier this month, and were mediated again by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.