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Felon of the Month: Jose Mujica

Jose Mujica is the president of Uruguay. He’s also ex-con. In America, his isn’t a name that makes the news every day — but it probably should because he’s done some really cool things, both in his life and in his presidency.  330 more words

Jails And Prisons

José Mujica - the president who set himself down on the minimum wage

by Ole A. Seifert, first published September 4, 2012 at 5:57pm

 

 

Who has not seen the posters with “Put politicians on a minimum wage, and watch how fast things change” 744 more words

Don't Joke About the President: The Secret Service Will Get You

A true story about how the Secret Service interrogated comedian Daniel O’Brien, who is the head editor at Cracked magazine, based on jokes that he made about current and former US President’s daughters: 960 more words

Politics

Think Uruguay’s president is fascinating? Meet his wife

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — By most accounts, Uruguay’s President Jose “Pepe” Mujica is pretty badass.

He survived 14 years in prison, fought as a revolutionary, gives away most of his salary, drives a crumbling VW bug and shows up to official meetings in his sandals. 1,504 more words

Latin America

10 timeless Latinos we'd love to have over for dinner!

Like in Woody Allens’s Midnight in Paris, we have created an imaginary world in which time travel is possible and we are able to meet 10 fascinating Latino personalities. 1,122 more words

Entertainment

Uruguay accepts transfer of five Guantanamo Bay detainees

The US is preparing to hand over five Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay. José Mujica, the president of the South American nation has agreed to accept the detainees as refugees on the requirement that they must stay within the country for at least two years, although the deal has not been officially closed. 7 more words

Current Events

A Step Toward Justice in the Long "War on Terror": Uruguay Offers to Welcome Guantanamo Detainees

By Benjamin Dangl | Toward Freedom | March 21, 2014

Under the Presidency of José “Pepe” Mujica, Uruguay has made a number of international headlines in recent years for progressive moves such as legalizing same sex marriage, abortion and marijuana cultivation and trade, as well as withdrawing its troops from Haiti.

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