China Development Bank Chairman Hu Huaibang and Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shake hands during during their meeting in Beijing, China September 15, 2018. Picture taken September 15, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Videos going viral of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro feasting on a steak prepared by a celebrity chef at a time many in his crisis-wracked nation are going hungry is drawing fury from opponents of the embattled socialist leader.Gokce, a worldwide restaurateur better known by his nickname Salt Bae, posted the videos on his Instagram account seen by some 16 million followers alongside photos of him serving clients like Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona and posing as Don Corleone from the "Godfather" movies.He later deleted the images and a thank you post to Maduro.Even Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a fierce critic of Maduro, piled on, noting that Gokce also has a restaurant in Miami, home to the largest population of Venezuelan immigrants, most of them hostile to Maduro.
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