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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at El Palacio de los Jugos in Miami on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Puerto Ricans and Cubans are the largest Latin American communities in Florida, and their votes could decide the state in the 2012 presidential election. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at El Palacio de los Jugos in Miami on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Puerto Ricans and Cubans are the largest Latin American communities in Florida, and their votes could decide the state in the 2012 presidential election. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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