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Massive electrical failure cuts power to Argentina and Uruguay
Fox ^ | 6/15/19

Posted on 06/16/2019 9:47:23 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

A large electrical failure created a blackout in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday, leaving both countries without power.

Areas of Brazil and Paraguay were also impacted by the outage, which happened just after 7:00 a.m. according to the BBC.

A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left all of Argentina and Uruguay without power," electricity supply company, Edesur said in a tweet.

The blackout occurred as people were getting ready to head to the polls for local elections in Argentina. It's not clear how the blackout will impact the voting process.

Alejandra Martinez, an Edesur spokeswoman, described the blackout as "unprecedented." She exclaimed, "This is the first time something like this has happened across the entire country."

Trains were out of service in Argentina; however, flight service continued in the country due to backup generators, according to Argentine news site Infobae.

Gustavo Lopetegui, Argentina's energy secretary, said that power was being restored to certain areas to the South American country. He said the cause of the massive outage was unknown at the time, while reports suggested it was due to a grid failure.

Edesur tweeted that power was being restored, starting with 34,000 initial customers and the process of normalization could take several hours

Uruguay has a population of roughly 3.5 million, while Argentina has more than 44 million.

Reports on social media say the blackout occurred from the Northern city of Buenos Aires all the way to Comodoro Rivadavia in the south. Infobae reported that some of the impacted provinces in Argentina included Santa Fe, San Luis, Formosa, La Rioja, Chubut, Cordoba and Mendoza

In Uruguay, the National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions (UTE) said service was restored within coastal cities and areas north of the Negro River, but temporary damages remain pending.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: argentina; blackout; countryblackout; uruguay
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1 posted on 06/16/2019 9:47:23 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Can you say sabotage??


2 posted on 06/16/2019 9:48:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Altura Ct.

Sounds almost as bad as California.


3 posted on 06/16/2019 9:50:28 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Altura Ct.

Brazil just made gay marriage illegal.

They also made “homophobia” illegal.


4 posted on 06/16/2019 9:52:23 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Altura Ct.

Let me be the first to say, “TRUMP’S FAULT!”


5 posted on 06/16/2019 9:52:28 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.~Alfred Austin)
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To: Altura Ct.

6 posted on 06/16/2019 9:52:51 AM PDT by TheRightGuy
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To: SpaceBar

which happened just after 7:00 a.m.

No problem, just reposition the solar panels.


7 posted on 06/16/2019 9:54:56 AM PDT by Mouton (The media is the enemy of the people.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Outage happened on Election Day in Argentina. Who profits from interrupted elections?


8 posted on 06/16/2019 10:04:44 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: Altura Ct.

Massive SOCIALIST failure cuts FREEDOM to Argentina and Uruguay.

Same effect, really.


9 posted on 06/16/2019 10:07:07 AM PDT by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Coming to Californicator and the rest of America.

Ooops!

Last week we had PG&E cut power in many locations near the fires two years ago.


10 posted on 06/16/2019 10:08:41 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Gutless, Stupid, GOPe never confronts the compulsive lying Anti America Rats! Trump does it, 24/7!)
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11 posted on 06/16/2019 10:10:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Altura Ct.

What a coincidence, right as they are about to vote.


12 posted on 06/16/2019 10:19:16 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (The internet has driven the world mad.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Purely coincidental I am sure //sarc


13 posted on 06/16/2019 10:29:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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To: dfwgator

great video...


14 posted on 06/16/2019 10:35:24 AM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I blame the new york times.


15 posted on 06/16/2019 12:44:26 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: Sacajaweau; Altura Ct.
Can you say sabotage??

The socialist in Argentina can.

And they will blame the United States in, three, two…

16 posted on 06/16/2019 12:56:07 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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To: Altura Ct.

Could easily happen here if we become more dependent on windmills and solar farms and there are no fossil fuel plants to back up the system. During peak demand when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing we could well be sweltering of freezing in our darkened homes.


17 posted on 06/16/2019 1:59:43 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money." Margaret Thatche)
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To: Altura Ct.

Is Marco Rubio tweeting Bible verses about it yet?


18 posted on 06/16/2019 2:00:49 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I am an America First, not Israel First FReeper.)
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To: Pontiac

Or the front page of the NYTs will state that Pres Trump and the military did it. /s


19 posted on 06/16/2019 2:02:12 PM PDT by alabama_heart
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Or the front page of the NYTs will state that Pres Trump and the military did it

Nah, Cyber Command can’t take time away from attacking the Russian electric grid to attack Argentina.

That’s just silly.

😉

20 posted on 06/16/2019 2:24:06 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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