El Salvador forced to ration electricity

For the first time since the 1980-1992 civil war, El Salvador is being forced to ration electricity.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The cuts, which have already affected San Salvador and other cities, are due to severe technical problems at two power plants, one of them owned by Duke Energy of the United States.
"This is a temporary situation and we hope to get back to normal soon," said Eduardo Argüello, general superintendent of Electricity and Telecommunications.

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