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Power Outages Switch on Argentina Riots Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Dec 30, 2013, 07:27 PM

Argentina's Socialist government has nationalized energy companies. And now, the nation faces widespread and frequent power outages.

The BBC News reports that, "Main roads to the Argentine capital Buenos Aires have been blocked by people protesting against power cuts. They are demanding government action on shortages that have been affecting many parts of the city."

Many neighborhoods in Buenos Aires have been without power for over two weeks.

According to the BBC, "Residents set fire to rubbish bags and tyres on the roads, causing long traffic jams as many left the capital for the New Year festivities.  The authorities are blaming the energy crisis on Buenos Aires' worst heatwave in decades, with temperatures over 38C."

Argentina struggles with an ageing power grid and a lack of private investments for State-owned energy suppliers.

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