"Technical Glitch" causes wide-spread power failure in Mexico

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This was on Reuters a few hours ago, check the ABC news World News (raw) I would give y'all a link but thats too easy.

-- Crazy Eddie (crazy@eddie.tel), March 10, 1999


Troll advisory

-- (no@not.again), March 10, 1999.

yo fool, I'm doin dis 4 U, not me- check it at Washington Post, go to world, go to Mexico, go to Associated Press-or do you not know how to do that?

-- good samaritan (gm@op.com), March 10, 1999.

I read the article. And yes... "technical glitch" was used in it.

-- (cannot-say@this.time), March 10, 1999.

AP has it on its world wire -- Blackout Hits Three Mexican States

Cheers Crazy Eddie.

-- Little (fishy@bait.com), March 10, 1999.


Blackout Hits Three Mexican States

By NIKO PRICE Associated Press Writer

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Three Mexican states -- the entire Yucatan Peninsula -- lost electrical power for several hours Wednesday, a blackout the Federal Electricity Commission blamed on mechanical failure.

The states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo -- which include the resort city of Cancun and are home to 3 million people -- suffered almost complete blackouts. Parts of the southeastern state of Tabasco also lost power.

Alfredo Elias Ayub, head of the state-run electricity commission, dismissed radio reports that the power failure could have been caused by sabotage. ``It is very clear that the problem was caused by a technical glitch,'' he said.

Elias said the failure originated at the Penitas hydroelectric plant in Chiapas state, which supplies the entire Yucatan Peninsula. The cause had not been determined.

Workers restored power by bypassing the system and drawing from generators across the peninsula. Elias said electricity was restored within hours to most of the area.

Mexico's electricity sector has been the focus of debate in recent weeks since President Ernesto Zedillo proposed increasing private sector participation in the industry, which is controlled by two state-run companies.

The proposal has drawn fierce and widespread criticism from members of Zedillo's own Institutional Revolutionary Party, the Mexican Electricians Union, the left-center Democratic Revolution Party and the environmental organization Greenpeace.

Critics have said privatization would lead to higher electricity rates and possibly widespread layoffs of electricians from the Federal Electricity Commission. They also point to problems with the privatization of the nation's banks, which led to a controversial $67 billion bank bailout last year.

Energy Secretary Luis Tellez has acknowledged that subsidies for domestic and agricultural electricity use would eventually disappear under the proposal.

AP-NY-03-10-99 1700EST

Copyright ) Associated Press.


-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 10, 1999.

Heads up, thumbs up, Crazy Eddie!
Here we have the sly clever JBD picking up on the RHPS & cannibalism cues ...

This troll may get the last laughs!

Yes, stranger things have happened.

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