The Washington Post
November 13, 2012
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina is fining its electricity distribution companies for a power outage that hit most of Argentina’s capital last week.
The blackout on Nov. 7 caused severe traffic jams during rush hour, affected more than 800,000 homes and paralyzed the subway system.
Officials say power distributors Edenor and Edesur must pay nearly $33 million in fines and compensation to customers for the outage.
Planning Minister Julio De Vido says the blackout was not caused by a failure in two high voltage lines, as Edesur said at first and that authorities will determine the real cause.
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