WATCH: Venezuela parliament declares state of 'alarm' over blackout

2019-03-12 14:44

Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly declares a state of "national alarm" over the "general calamity" caused by a blackout that has now lasted four days.

The nation is experiencing hyperinflation projected to reach a mind-boggling 10 million percent this year, is grappling with food and medical shortages and has lost about 10 percent of its population to migration in the past few years. Venezuela's economic woes are likely to increase as US sanctions against its oil industry kick in.

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