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since you mentioned Variables, one possible solution would be to turn your placeholder text in illustrator into variables with the help of this script, then create a valid xml variable library and load it to populate your text placeholders.
Possibly doable using Adobe's ExtendScript Toolkit to create a JS-powered automation script to pull the data from the CSV and apply it as needed inside Illustrator. But this is beyond my Illustrator-fu. Check out http://www.adobe.com/devnet/scripting.html to see how you might be able to accomplish this.
Select object > right click - Scale (choose uniform), uncheck Scale strokes & fx and press copy. Cmd + D forever :)
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