September 10th, 2012
12:57 AM ET

Millions plunged into darkness as power goes out in Havana, other parts of Cuba

Cubans are used to the mundane inconvenience of brief, localized power outages that regularly hit the country's aging electricity grid, but the large blackout that plunged the western part of the Caribbean island into darkness Sunday night was unusual.

Power remained down early Monday in the capital, Havana. The city's more than 2 million residents were without electricity, except for those at hospitals and other places with generators, according to a government spokesman, who was not identified per government policy.

Residents elsewhere in the socialist-ruled nation - including in Ciego de Avila in central Cuba - also said they didn't have any power, except for a few pockets of light.

"Western Cuba is without power," a pro-government blogger known as Yohandry Fontana tweeted.

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  1. Inverter Generator

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    September 10, 2012 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Fidel Castro

    Cuba doesn't need electricity.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I am not trying to be an idiot, but I am at a loss as to why I should care...unless I am supposed to feel bad that their power grid is aging?

    September 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |