More blackouts hit Venezuela as opposition, government rally

More blackouts hit Venezuela as opposition, government rally

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)   — The Venezuelan opposition and government loyalists held rival demonstrations in Caracas on Saturday, as both sides prepared for what some fear could be a protracted power struggle.

Meanwhile, more power and communications outages hit Venezuela, intensifying the hardship of a country paralyzed by economic and political crisis. The blackout heightened tension between the bitterly divided factions, which accused each other of being responsible for the collapse of the power grid.

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