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sunlight bringing some relief to where we've been a swell and Saturday as many still grapple with the country's worst blackout in decades power is slowly being restored after the nation was plunged into darkness Thursday evening rights groups have blamed the black out for the deaths of a baby and a teenager who are unable to get treatment at hospitals crippled by the lack of power in the capital city of Caracas residents like Melissa Coronado are scrambling to replace medicines and get something to eat , we have been without electricity for more than twenty four hours and we are worried because we do not know what the insulin is damaged I'm concerned about that medical issue we had to go out to buy food because I do not have a gas stove and the electric stove doesn't work a got milk some cereal oatmeal to prepare food for the children in the house which has been quite difficult , there is a blackout has made an already tense political situation worse president Nicolas Maduro in his ruling Socialist Party say the power loss is an act of sabotage orchestrated by the United States in a plot to get him out of office but opposition party leader and self described interim president Juan buy dope points the finger right at Maduro telling been swelling the black out is the result of two decades of mismanagement and corruption that needs to come to an end , this is an inefficient regime which is a product of corruption in for that reason we find ourselves in this situation why don't has been leading regular rallies against the Maduro government , and on Saturday supporters clashed with police in riot gear in the run up to the protest demonstrators taking out their frustrations on the police at the country suffers from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of basic goods which has helped plunge this nation once flush with oil dollars into political chaos