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Venezuela Rations Power as Demand Soars in Hot Weather

Venezuela's socialist government on Tuesday announced a nationwide electricity rationing plan to tackle a surge in demand caused by rising temperatures in recent weeks. The measures include cutting the workday for public officials to six hours, asking private companies to boost energy efficiency and inspecting malls and factories to ensure they meet reduced power consumption targets. "Within a week, power demand has risen 1,500 megawatts," Electricity Minister Jesse...

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