Last night at around 8:30pm, the power went out in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, and Santiago. Almost 9,000,000 people were affected (over half the population). It went out for about 3 hours and then came back. The picture above is a picture of Viña del Mar blacked out on Saturday night from my balcony. The light in the distance is the refinery 10 miles away burning its chemicals. During the black out, the cell phone service died, stoplights and streetlights went out, and obviously all electricity. It was interesting that all of this disconnected in the blackout because in the U.S. when the power goes out, there is usually cell-phone service and stoplights left functioning. There were a lot of assaults and robberies during this time.