Major Power Failure Shuts Down Caracas and Most of Venezuela People walk past an electrical substation run by Corpoelec, a state power corporation, in the Catia slum, regularly subject to state-mandated electricity rationing, in Caracas, Venezuela. (Photo: Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg)

A massive power failure extended into a second day in Venezuela, marking one of the worst blackouts in recent memory for a nation accustomed to persistent electricity problems.

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