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写真 | 2018年 03月 17日 06:00 JST

Venezuela in the dark

Lisney Albornoz (2nd R) and her family use a candle to illuminate the table while they dine, during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Venezuela imposed electricity rationing this week in six western states, as the crisis-hit country's creaky power grid suffered from a drought that has reduced water levels in key reservoirs needed to run hydroelectric power generators.

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Lisney Albornoz (2nd R) and her family use a candle to illuminate the table while they dine, during a blackoutmore

Lisney Albornoz (2nd R) and her family use a candle to illuminate the table while they dine, during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Venezuela imposed electricity rationing this week in six western states, as the crisis-hit country's creaky power grid suffered from a drought that has reduced water levels in key reservoirs needed to run hydroelectric power generators. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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A nurse uses light from a phone while he looks for material in an out-of-use operating room of the Padre Justo hospital, during a blackout in Rubio, Venezuela March 14, 2018. The four-hour formal outages began on Thursday. But many residents scoffed at the announcement, wryly noting that they have been suffering far more extended blackouts during the last week. "We have spent 14 hours without electricity today. And yesterday electricity came and went: for six hours we had no power," said Ligthia Marrero, 50, in the western state of San Cristobal, noting that her fridge had been damaged by the frequent interruptions.

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A nurse uses light from a phone while he looks for material in an out-of-use operating room of the Padre Justomore

A nurse uses light from a phone while he looks for material in an out-of-use operating room of the Padre Justo hospital, during a blackout in Rubio, Venezuela March 14, 2018. The four-hour formal outages began on Thursday. But many residents scoffed at the announcement, wryly noting that they have been suffering far more extended blackouts during the last week. "We have spent 14 hours without electricity today. And yesterday electricity came and went: for six hours we had no power," said Ligthia Marrero, 50, in the western state of San Cristobal, noting that her fridge had been damaged by the frequent interruptions. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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A patient waits in the corridors of the Central Hospital of San Cristobal for the power to be restored in order to use elevators, during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Crumbling infrastructure and lack of investments have hit Venezuela's power supply for years. Now, the situation has been exacerbated by dwindling rains. In the worst-hit western cities, business has all but ground to a halt at a time when the OPEC nation of 30 million is already suffering hyperinflation and a profound recession. Many Venezuelans are unable to eat properly on salaries of just a couple of dollars per month at the black market rate, sparking malnutrition, emigration and frequent sights of Venezuelans digging through trash or begging in front of supermarkets.

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A patient waits in the corridors of the Central Hospital of San Cristobal for the power to be restored in ordemore

A patient waits in the corridors of the Central Hospital of San Cristobal for the power to be restored in order to use elevators, during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Crumbling infrastructure and lack of investments have hit Venezuela's power supply for years. Now, the situation has been exacerbated by dwindling rains. In the worst-hit western cities, business has all but ground to a halt at a time when the OPEC nation of 30 million is already suffering hyperinflation and a profound recession. Many Venezuelans are unable to eat properly on salaries of just a couple of dollars per month at the black market rate, sparking malnutrition, emigration and frequent sights of Venezuelans digging through trash or begging in front of supermarkets. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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People walk in the corridors of the Central Hospital of San Cristobal during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. In the most dramatic cases, the opposition governor of Tachira state said three people, including a four-month-old, died this week because they failed to receive assistance during a power outage. "Because of electrical failures, the machines weren't able to revive the people and they died," said Laidy Gomez. Reuters was unable to confirm the report.

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People walk in the corridors of the Central Hospital of San Cristobal during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venemore

People walk in the corridors of the Central Hospital of San Cristobal during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. In the most dramatic cases, the opposition governor of Tachira state said three people, including a four-month-old, died this week because they failed to receive assistance during a power outage. "Because of electrical failures, the machines weren't able to revive the people and they died," said Laidy Gomez. Reuters was unable to confirm the report. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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A worker tries to start the generator of the Padre Justo hospital during a blackout in Rubio, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Maybelin Mendoza, a cashier at a bakery in Tachira state, said business has been further hit because points of sale stop working during blackouts - just as Venezuelans are chronically short of cash due to hyperinflation. 

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A worker tries to start the generator of the Padre Justo hospital during a blackout in Rubio, Venezuela March more

A worker tries to start the generator of the Padre Justo hospital during a blackout in Rubio, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Maybelin Mendoza, a cashier at a bakery in Tachira state, said business has been further hit because points of sale stop working during blackouts - just as Venezuelans are chronically short of cash due to hyperinflation. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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A worker uses light from a phone while he opens a door at the Padre Justo hospital, during a blackout in Rubio, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Authorities have acknowledged that interruptions will continue for at least two weeks, but they have not said whether they will spread to other states. "Of a possible 1,100 megawatts, we are only generating 150 right now," Energy Minister Luis Motta told reporters referring to the Fabricio Ojeda dam, in the western Andean state of Merida.

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A worker uses light from a phone while he opens a door at the Padre Justo hospital, during a blackout in Rubiomore

A worker uses light from a phone while he opens a door at the Padre Justo hospital, during a blackout in Rubio, Venezuela March 14, 2018. Authorities have acknowledged that interruptions will continue for at least two weeks, but they have not said whether they will spread to other states. "Of a possible 1,100 megawatts, we are only generating 150 right now," Energy Minister Luis Motta told reporters referring to the Fabricio Ojeda dam, in the western Andean state of Merida. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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Juana Guerrero uses a candle to illuminate the table while she dines during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 13, 2018. Capital city Caracas and other major cities have not been hit by rationing yet. Two years ago, rationing there lasted five months when a drought hit the Guri dam, the country's largest hydroelectric dam.

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Juana Guerrero uses a candle to illuminate the table while she dines during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezmore

Juana Guerrero uses a candle to illuminate the table while she dines during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 13, 2018. Capital city Caracas and other major cities have not been hit by rationing yet. Two years ago, rationing there lasted five months when a drought hit the Guri dam, the country's largest hydroelectric dam. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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A girl uses her cell phone at the window of her house during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. But because of the economic crisis, Venezuela has reduced electricity consumption to about 14,000 megawatts at peak hours, according to engineer and former electricity executive Miguel Lara. Two years ago, state-run Corpoelec put the figure at 16,000 megawatts.

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A girl uses her cell phone at the window of her house during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, more

A girl uses her cell phone at the window of her house during a blackout in San Cristobal, Venezuela March 14, 2018. But because of the economic crisis, Venezuela has reduced electricity consumption to about 14,000 megawatts at peak hours, according to engineer and former electricity executive Miguel Lara. Two years ago, state-run Corpoelec put the figure at 16,000 megawatts. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
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