Frantic Citizens Search For Water As Venezuela Grinds To A Halt

Venezuelans desperate for water are searching for it in dangerous locations such as sewage drains. According to Reuters, the lack of water has become one of the most excruciating side effects of the nationwide blackout. President Nicolas Maduro blames the blackout on U.S.-backed sabotage. However, his critics call it the product of corruption and incompetence. Venezuela is facing hyperinflation, which has turned simple items like corn flour and toilet paper into unaffordable luxuries.