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Political unrest intensifies in Venezuela as power cuts and shortages spark looting

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Political unrest intensifies in Venezuela as power cuts and shortages spark looting

Venezuela’s political crisis shows no sign of abating as sporadic looting is reported and protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro intensify.

everything that they're doing has no political viability and the revolution will continue here and we will have this president at least until 2018.


In an effort to minimise the energy crisis Venezuela is moving its time zone forward by 30 minutes to lengthen the hours of daylight in the evening, when demands on power are higher.

Power cuts, drought, low oil prices and an opposition move to seek a referendum to oust the government is piling pressure on Maduro. The president appears unmoved:\u0022Let's respect them, let's let them do their stuff. I've said this, everything that they're doing has no political viability and the revolution will continue here and we will have this president at least until 2018 - with all the great social programmes. Let's not waste our time, let them do their own stuff.\u0022

RT WellingMichael: Looting has increased in #Venezuela as scarcity of products is at a all time high this year. #M\u2026 pic.twitter.com/W5SQWDoDSr

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