Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he has spoken to CARICOM leaders and has told them that he is open to mediation talks in "Trinidad and Tobago or wherever", with the Venezuelan opposition.
His remark came in a speech to members of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Caracas Monday.
Thousands of government opponents have flooded some of the principal streets in Venezuela’s capital to pressure the government to hold a referendum vote this year on Nicolas Maduro’s presidency.
The protesters are chanting, “It’s going to fall, it’s going to fall, the government is going to fall.”
They are carrying Venezuelan flags and signs with slogans such as “We are 30 million reasons to revoke him.”
The demonstrators have come from states all over the country.
Today's protest follows a massive public demonstration on Wednesday.