Since the 7th of March 2019, various nationwide blackouts sent Venezuela back into the Stone Age. 30 million Venezuelans had to live days without electricity, water, phones, and internet. Shops and supermarkets stayed closed. The first nationwide blackout occurred on the 7th of march. It took the country and me by surprise. For almost a week, I was completely disconnected from the outside world, without electricity, water, internet and phone.