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Surrounded by supporters of the Venezuela opposition who wear masks, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, center, speaks to the media in front of the El Arepazo 2 restaurant on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Doral, Fla. Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott are calling for sanctions against Venezuela, where opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are staging countrywide protests. Both politicians spoke at a press conference in Doral on Friday that drew hundreds of Venezuelans. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
Photo by: Javier Galeano
Surrounded by supporters of the Venezuela opposition who wear masks, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, center, speaks to the media in front of the El Arepazo 2 restaurant on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Doral, Fla. Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott are calling for sanctions against Venezuela, where opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are staging countrywide protests. Both politicians spoke at a press conference in Doral on Friday that drew hundreds of Venezuelans. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

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