24 October, 2017

Video: Uruguay’s Jose Mujica – “The Poorest President In The World”

Elected in 2009, Mujica spent the 1960s and 1970s as part of the Uruguayan guerrilla Tupamaros, a leftist armed group inspired by the Cuban revolution.

He was shot six times and spent 14 years in jail. Most of his detention was spent in harsh conditions and isolation, until he was freed in 1985 when Uruguay returned to democracy.

The president and his wife work the land themselves, growing flowers.

This austere lifestyle – and the fact that Mujica donates about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to charity – has led him to be labelled the poorest president in the world.

Read more here

BBC Documentary

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoCk8UWn_s0

Photo courtesy: José Mujica (EPA/ANP)

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    This so reminds me of Mahinda!

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