Maduro axes electricity minister amid ongoing Venezuela blackouts
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro named a new electricity minister on Thursday, replacing one he appointed just two months ago amid persistent prolonged power blackouts. Freddy Brito "will continue the work of full recovery of the National electric system," as minister and president of the state owned Corpolec, the president said on Twitter. Brito, an electrical engineer, has held the Science and Technology portfolio in Maduro's government up to now.
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