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Venezuela Orders Long Weekends to Stave Off Power Crisis

Public employees in Venezuela will take long weekends under the government's latest bid to ease a nationwide power crisis. President Nicolas Maduro announced late Wednesday that he would sign a decree giving state workers Fridays off for 60 days, a move that drew scorn from critics who said the employees would just go home and turn on the lights and air conditioning. Officials have been warning for weeks that the water level behind the nation's largest dam has fallen to near...

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