VIEW: Venezuela & # 39; s most needy is trying to stay alive in hospitals amid blackouts

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in the dark. The crippling backup continues there. A desperate situation that is getting worse. Tonight, our team in a hospital where the power goes out, and families from all over Venezuela say that their loved ones are paying with their lives. Tonight, the US is responding to claims from the Venezuelan president that the US can be behind the blackout. ABC & # 39; s Tom lama & # 39; s is back in Venezuela tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the most needy V Venezuela trying to stay alive in hospitals, like this one, with little or no power. You can see, this is the situation here in some hospitals there is no strength. This is a private hospital, they do have a generator, but it is not enough power to drive the entire floor occasionally, you can see patients being driven away in the dark. This is the reality in Venezuela. Lead us through this dark maze, the E.R. chief of the hospital. The facility invited us to see despair. Parts of the hospital rely on a generator, but they have to save energy to keep patients such as Romero Andrade alive. Since the national blackout six days ago, he has been in a coma, fighting colon cancer. His daughter tells me that they treated him with flashlights. The hospital director told me that they hardly have any time left. They have already sent some patients home. I have 67 years, I have never seen anything like this in my life. Reporter: All this, because reports about stores are looted while families search for food and water wherever they can. The crisis on full screen right through the center of Caracas. Families get water from this polluted river. President maduro blames the United States. Without evidence, American hackers accuse the sabotage of their electricity grid, paralyze the nation and lead to chaos. And so let's bring in Tom-lama & # 39; s, reporting tonight from Venezuela. Tom, first of all, what is Trump administration's response tonight to these statements by President Mendo that the US can be behind the blackout? And second: do American diplomats leave their home as instructed? Reporter: Well, David, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US did not play a role in the collapse of the electricity grid. He says the real guilty maduro is & quot; 39; s, quote, incompetence. The US is withdrawing all US personnel and Minister Pompeo says it is due to a deteriorating situation here in Venezuela, and David, we've seen it everywhere since we've been here, people who bathe in that river of filth, mothers who carry wrong jars brown water, to the darkened hospitals, even the airport has no power, David. Okay, Tom Lama & # 39; s, great to have you back in Venezuela. Tom, thanks. Tonight in London, a big blow for Prime Minister Theresa

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