Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro
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Venezuela's Maduro offers talks with Obama

22 February 2014 Last updated at 05:09 GMT

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has invited President Obama to join negotiations on equal terms, to solve the problems between their two countries.

Earlier on Friday, Venezuela revoked the accreditations of journalists from the US news network CNN who had been sent to cover the country's political crisis.

Eight people have been killed in a series of protests that began this month, according to the government.

Irene Caselli reports from Caracas.