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¨President Pepe¨.  Said like that, it sounds like an election slogan.  But as José Mujica is about to end – on March 1 – his term as president he is more ¨Pepe¨than ever.   2,808 more words


We Love Uruguay

As an introduction to Uruguay, I could do a lot worse than to give you an introduction to its President, so here he is!

José Mujica… 846 more words


Brazil’s ruling party wonders how it lost its populist touch

Dom Phillips – The Washington Post, 2/12/2015

The chant went up from the Workers’ Party faithful: “Lula, warrior of the Brazilian people!” Brazil’s popular former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was getting up on the stage here to cap the celebration of his party’s 35 years of existence. 71 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

"I just ran out of the boat because I thought there was an earthquake"

Once, when I was working for Granada TV in Manchester in the 1980s, I was staying in a cheap Bed & Breakfast where the walls were thin. 534 more words


He lives on a farm, and his official car is a 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. He donates 90% of his monthly salary to charity. President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, is not your average president. 348 more words

Jose Mujica

Meet The President Who Donates 90% Of His Salary to Charity

Natural Society
by Anthony Gucciardi
January 21, 2015

Meet The President Who Donates 90% Of His Salary to Charity
(And refuses to live in his palace) 282 more words


Uruguay's most unexpected champion of capitalism

José Mujica stood out at the inauguration of a huge pulp mill at Punta Pereira, on Uruguay’s south coast. Winged by suited executives, Mujica, the outgoing president, cut the ceremonial tape late last year while wearing baggy jeans turned up at the ankle, a tawny bomber jacket, and shades. 1,185 more words