Lights Go Out on Maduro Twice and He Rips an Aide in Public

(Bloomberg) -- The lights went out on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as he spoke to a group of reporters and government officials in Caracas.

Then they went out again.

He was busy explaining how the humanitarian aid that the opposition is planning to cross into Venezuela from Colombia is part of a macabre plan cooked up by Washington to intervene in the South American nation.

In the dark, Maduro asked his Electricity Minister Luis Motta Dominguez what was going on.

“Let me check,” he responded.

“You should already know,” Maduro replied.

He’s back on state TV again. For now, at least.

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