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Venezuela investigates Guaido over blackout

IANS  |  Caracas 

Venezuelan is under investigation for sabotage following a massive blackout, said.

Guaido is being investigated "for his alleged involvement in the sabotage against the national electricity system," was quoted as saying by on Tuesday.

The was already under investigation for violating constitutional norms after he declared himself "interim president" on Jan 23, said.

The has been struggling to deal with a blackout that had plunged the country into darkness since late Thursday.

"To it's clear that the light comes when the usurpation stops," Guaido tweeted on Thursday, about two hours after the power outage.

Saab called the message "revealing."

Political conflict between Venezuelan and Guaido erupted as the latter declared himself "interim president" during an anti-government rally on Jan 23, a move which was immediately recognized by the US.



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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 08:02 IST