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Marco Rubio is Colombia-bound for Summit of the Americas (so is Obama, Chavez...)

Sen. Rubio's office confirms that he'll be "traveling to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas this weekend. Senator Rubio has pushed to promote democracy in the western hemisphere. This summit is a good opportunity for Sen. Rubio to discuss the importance of democracy with leaders from around the region, and help strengthen America’s relationships in this important part of the world."

President Obama, who will meet with "skeptical leaders," is heading there after a Friday Tampa event. Venezuela's strongman Hugo Chavez is scheduled to appear. Fidel Castro isn't going, but he reportedly made fun of Obama's plan to wear a guayabera.

Little known fact: Rubio's wife, Jeanette, is of Colombian descent and she's going along on the trip (at no additional cost to taxpayers).