As citizens panic, the government continues to further impoverish and enslave the civilians making them suffer.
Much of the country was plunged into darkness Thursday, reportedly after major problems coming from the country's primary hydroelectric power plant, according to a report by NPR. Residents in some areas have seen a sporadic restoration of power, but people in other areas are growing more desperate and angrier. It's become a precarious and dangerous situation for anyone counting on electricity for healthcare needs in the socialist country as well. According to The Wall Street Journal, the independent health watchdog Codevida said that "15 dialysis patients have died as a result of the blackout and some 10,000 more were at risk if they continue without treatment."
The power problems are a symptom of 15 years of socialist policies that have left the country without a reliable network despite having the world's largest oil reserves. Late socialist leader Hugo Chavez nationalized the power sector seven years ago amid a wave of state takeovers, reported the Telegraph.