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The Big Blackout of the Venezuelan Aluminium Industry

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The Big Blackout of the Venezuelan Aluminium Industry

The Big Blackout of the Venezuelan Aluminium Industry “The power is blinking, isn’t it?” an employee at a bakery asks her co-workers. It’s 5:26 p.m. in Ciudad Guayana, cradle of the steel industry in Venezuela, and it’s the prelude of something tremendous for the region. The previous day, March 6th, Nicolás Maduro visited the state-run company CVG Comsigua, old bastion of Guayana’s workers’ struggles, and for the thousandth time he repeated the unfulfilled promise of “recovering the basic industries”. He was just reacting; on March 5th, caretaker President Juan Guaidó met with union leaders from all over the country to...

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