Argentina: Massive Heat Wave, thousands without power, water

Posted on December 18, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Tourist Warning, Travel News, Travel Weather Issues reported… Not even Government House or two crucial ministries directly responsible for the situation could escape the blackouts. Casa Rosada was left in the dark and with no air conditioning for ten minutes and the ministries of two most trusted and loyal officials, Axel Kicillof (Economy) and Julio De Vido (Federal Planning and Infrastructure) had to suspend all activities for over half an hour when temperature in Buenos Aires reached 36 degrees. On Tuesday the Argentine System of Interconnection reported that a new record was established for the consumption of electrical power in a working day, when demand reached an afternoon high of 23,433 megawatts. The new benchmark knocked out Monday’s record. Read Article

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