CARACAS, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez on Monday said the country's main Guri hydroelectric plant was sabotaged again, causing another blackout in several regions, but authorities have managed to restore power quickly.
"We want to inform the whole country that just as we have been denouncing, we have received a new attack on the load and transmission center of the National Electricity System," said Rodriguez.
However, the state-run electricity company was able to restore power to the affected areas "in record time," he said.
Venezuela suffered its worst blackout ever earlier this month, when a power outage plunged nearly the entire country in darkness for some five days. Officials blamed the blackout on sabotage by right-wing extremists working to undermine the government.
"What took us five, six days, today we have solved in a few hours," said Rodriguez.