A massive blackout has de-energized Argentina and Uruguay, according to a large Argentine power company.
The blackout was reportedly affecting parts of Brazil and Paraguay as well.
Argentine media said the blackout occurred shortly after 07:00 (1
It came when people in parts of Argentina were preparing for local elections.
"A massive failure of the electrical connection system left Argentina and Uruguay without electricity," said electricity supplier Edesur A Tweet.
Argentina and Uruguay together have about 48 million inhabitants.
Among the affected provinces in Argentina were Santa Fe, San Luis, Formosa, La Rioja, Chubut, Cordoba and Mendoza. 19659007] Social media reports about power were widespread – from the capital Buenos Aires in the north to Mendoza in the west and Comodoro Rivadavia in the south to many other cities.
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