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Venezuelans Surprised by Rolling Blackouts

Some Venezuelans were surprised Monday by rolling four-hour blackouts that the government says will last 40 days, in response to a drought that has rendered hydroelectric power plants nearly useless. President Nicolas Maduro's government announced power rationing on Monday in 18 of Venezuela's 24 states. The capital, Caracas, has been spared. But residents complained to news media that they were not warned of the cutoffs, leaving homes with refrigerators full of spoiled food...

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