Venezuela hit by power crisis

Hugo Chavez announces plan to cut back on electricity use, including declaring a three-day holiday.

    Venezuela, South America's top oil exporter, is suffering from a growing energy crisis that has forced the government into taking drastic measures to conserve electricity.

    As part of his plan, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has declared a three-day holiday starting Monday to cut back on energy use.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports from Caracas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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