Power outages affecting ability to get water in Venezuela

Continuing blackouts in Venezuela have citizens scrambling for clean water.Reports Saturday detail the situation in Maracaibo, where rolling outages in Venezuela’s second largest city have forced people to seek water sources wherever they can. After a nationwide blackout in March, the government started hiring tanker trucks to deliver water to neighborhoods, but community leaders say this isn’t reliable.

Cuba vows to continue trade with Venezuela despite sanctions

Venezuela says it will continue its trade relationship with Cuba. The country reportedly shipped out one million barrels of crude oil to Cuba, just after the U.S. slapped fresh sanctions on countries that do business with Caracas. In a statement shortly after, Cuba’s communist party leader Raul Castro said his country would never abandon its ally.