>> Venezuela teetering at a precipice. The country's opposition party on Wednesday staging some of the largest nationwide rallies ever seen. Reuters correspondent Girish Gupta in the streets of Caracas.>> Hundreds of thousands if not a million people came out to march against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. They're angry and calling him dictator.
People here say they're hungry, they're not eating properly. Maybe eating one or two meals a day at best. They're earning only $30 to $40 a month at the black market exchange rate. It's just not enough. There's triple digit inflation here. Maduro says these people around me are coup plotters trying to oust him from power.
>> This is a country in crisis, but this week the anxiety exploded onto the streets after Maduro killed efforts to hold a referendum that could have recalled him from power. The Vatican even stepping in to help mollify the situation.>> While there has been talk of dialogue between the government and the opposition mediated by the Pope.
It really doesn't look like that's gonna go too far, partly because most of the opposition leadership have said they have no interest in doing this. They say the government's just trying to buy time for itself. Some of them even said they found out about the dialogue on TV.
>> Many now worry that without dialogue or an election, violence is next.