CARACAS, March 12. /TASS/. The United States bears responsibility for power outages in Venezuela, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday.
"The imperialistic US government ordered to carry out this attack when they realized that their attempts to harm Venezuela brought no results," Maduro said in an address streamed live on Periscope.
On March 7, at least 20 out of 23 Venezuelan states were left without electricity. Venezuela's state energy company Corpoelec said that the blackout was caused by an accident at the Simon Bolivar hydroelectric power station. Maduro blamed "US imperialism" for the accident. The US State Department denied any involvement.