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Rubio Predicts Maduro’s Troops Won’t Block Humanitarian Aid

Rubio Predicts Maduro’s Troops Won’t Block Humanitarian AidSenator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) said Wednesday that Venezuelan troops have already begun to disobey orders and will likely refuse to block the thousands of volunteers who plan to escort a humanitarian-aid caravan across the country's border on Saturday.“Saturday’s a day when we’re going to find a lot about the Maduro regime,” Rubio told Bloomberg in a telephone interview. “I have reason to believe that rank-and-file military are not going to violently suppress aid workers.”Opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is officially recognized as the president of Venezuela by the Trump administration and 30 other nations, has urged the military to defect and refuse Maduro's orders to block aid shipments at the border.“There’s already significant resistance” by rank-and-file troops, causing military leaders to doubt “whether the people under their command are going to do what they’re asking them to do,” Rubio said.More than 600,000 Venezuelans have preemptively signed up to escort large shipments of much-needed food and medicine across the country's border with Colombia, according to Guaidó, who vowed the aid will enter the country “one way or another.”The supplies have been accumulating at the border due to the Maduro regime's refusal to accept foreign aid intended to ease starvation and sickness. Maduro has repeatedly cast the foreign-aid efforts as a "political show," designed to serve as a pretext for invasion.



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Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enterCUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela on Sunday and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that it will be a "crime against humanity" if they block entry of the goods that are being channeled through Maduro's rivals.



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U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aidWhile Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to allow in the food, medicine and other supplies, opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido has vowed to move hundreds of tonnes of the aid into the country on Feb 23. Guaido, who argues that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was a sham, invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country’s leader last month. Most Western countries and many of Venezuela’s neighbors have recognized Guaido as the legitimate head of state, but Maduro retains the backing of Russia and China and control of Venezuelan state institutions including the military.



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Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'

Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump would be making a 'terrible mistake' if he decides to pardon Paul Manafort.



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Marco Rubio Warns Trump: It Would Be A 'Terrible Mistake' To Pardon Paul Manafort

Marco Rubio Warns Trump: It Would Be A 'Terrible Mistake' To Pardon Paul ManafortSen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday said it would be a "terrible mistake" for



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Rubio: U.S. credibility is undermined if we don’t condemn allies that murder

Rubio: U.S. credibility is undermined if we don’t condemn allies that murderSen. Marco Rubio said America would need to call out Saudi Arabia if it’s proven that its government was behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.



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Marco Rubio Urges Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin To Scrap Saudi Arabia Trip

Marco Rubio Urges Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin To Scrap Saudi Arabia TripSen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is calling on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to



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Marco Rubio To Alex Jones: ‘Don’t Touch Me’

Marco Rubio To Alex Jones: 'Don't Touch Me'Video of the exchange shows Rubio finally breaking with reporters to confront Jones.



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Marco Rubio To Alex Jones: ‘Don’t Touch Me’

Marco Rubio To Alex Jones: 'Don't Touch Me'Video of the exchange shows Rubio finally breaking with reporters to confront Jones.



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Sen. Marco Rubio Admits There's No Proof Tax Cut Is Helping American Workers

Sen. Marco Rubio Admits There's No Proof Tax Cut Is Helping American WorkersMarco Rubio may have committed the ultimate heresy for a Republican: The



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