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Love thy enemy (and the perils of plastic furniture)

In around two weeks time the people of Colombia will be voting on a peace deal with the FARC.

Think about it as sort of being the Good Friday Agreement… on crack (I really hate it when people use drugs to imply superlative, but because of the inapprorpiate nature of doing so in this context I’m going to go for it). 561 more words


Punta del Este

The “Point of the East” in Uruguay, famed for beaches, celebrity spotting and well just for being the best thing to do in Uruguay. I was pretty excited about Punta del Este because the weather was expected to be sunny. 927 more words

Short Trips

Jose Mujica - the previous President of Uruguay - We need him now.

Uruguay’s José Mujica lives in a small house rather than a luxurious presidential palace, and, when he was President, gave away 90% of his salary. He legalised marijuana and gay marriage. 57 more words


Where have all the good men gone?

THIS is the standard by which we should be judging our presidential candidates—indeed, all of our government officials.

The great José ‘Pepe’ Mujica, of Uruguay. He has been described as “the world’s ‘humblest’ president” due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. 273 more words


Ten minute video | I am Jose Mujica

This just seems such a fitting piece to watch given we are in the middle of an election campaign…

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“We invented this thing called representative democracy, where we say the majority is who decides,” Mujica said in the interview. 22 more words


05.19.16: Mad as a Goat

At a press conference held this afternoon, the Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE), which is in charge of the administrative side of the recall referendum against Maduro, announced the next steps in the process. 1,497 more words

Daily Update

José Mujica: Live with What is Necessary and Fairest

“Human nature is constructed in such a way that you end up learning much more from suffering than from a life of ease.”

José Mujica, nicknamed Pepe Mujica, was President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. 48 more words

Human Rights & Justice