10 May, 2021

Blog

Jose Mujica: The World’s ‘Poorest’ President

It’s a common grumble that politicians’ lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president – who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay.

Laundry is strung outside the house. The water comes from a well in a yard, overgrown with weeds. Only two police officers and Manuela, a three-legged dog, keep watch outside.

Read the full story in BBC 

All the president's wealth - a 1987 VW Beetle

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Latest comments

  • 0
    0

    I am quite impressed with his Security entourage, Two black and one white dog inside the shed at the background. Who said that, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown? May be for those buggers as our Goonda who must be seeing day light horrors now wondering what to do to escape, seeing the Tsunami that is coming.

  • 0
    0

    Sarojini Naidu had said that it was very expensive to keep Gandhi poor, when referring to the cost of coverting the Birla mansion to an ashram of sorts to meet Gandhi’s taste. President Mujica has indeed surpassed Gandhi in identifying himself with the poor while being the president of Uruguay . This story should be splashed across the media in Sri Lanka. Our turkeys prancing around like peacocks have a lot to learn from a giant among men.

    Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

  • 0
    0

    OH NOOOO.

    NI SRI LANKA WE HAVE THE POOREST PRESIDANTE OF THE WORLD.

    HE HAS ONLY VIOLET NECK SATAKA ONLY.

Leave A Comment

Comments should not exceed 200 words. Embedding external links and writing in capital letters are discouraged. Commenting is automatically disabled after 7 days and approval may take up to 24 hours. Please read our Comments Policy for further details. Your email address will not be published.