Part of Greater Buenos Aires is without power amid heatwave, and opposition blames Fernández

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Região central da Argentina passa por onda de calor extremo desde segunda-feira (10)

Central region of Argentina has been experiencing extreme heat wave since Monday ()| Photo: EFE/Enrique García MedinaRegião central da Argentina passa por onda de calor extremo desde segunda-feira (10)

About 700 a thousand people in Greater Buenos Aires were without electricity this Tuesday (), amid a heat wave with temperatures exceeding the 40°C.

According to information from the newspaper Clarín, the blackout began return of 10H30 and the most affected area was the network of the energy company Edenor.

In a note, Edenor added that later there were also “service interruptions of the generating machines at the Nuevo Puerto plant”. The service started to return in a staggered way from 13 hours.

On Argentine Twitter, the most used terms this Tuesday were the hashtags #CortedeLuz and #SinLuz (no light) and “Edenor”.

Opposition politicians to President Alberto Fernández criticized the blackout. Former President Mauricio Macri posted a black square on Twitter with the title “Retuit”.

National deputy Maria Eugênia Vidal was more direct in her criticisms. “When investment is not encouraged and problems are swept under the rug, these things happen. Today we are once again facing increasingly frequent and lasting power outages,” he wrote. “We are living the consequences of the patchwork and improvisation of kirchnerism, for which in the end all Argentines pay.”

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