Just found this image of ‘Pepe’ Mujica ex President of Uruguay and an example, in humility and high moral principles, for today’s politicians. Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries before being elected a President on 1 March 2010 about 15 years after we left Uruguay. He was a cyclist, a guerrilla, a grower of chrysanthemums who the people described as “the world’s humblest head of state”. He had a colourful history, lived on his farm on the edge of Montevideo refusing to live in the presidential palace or use its staff, he drove to parliament in a blue 1987 Voltswagen Beetle, the entirety of the annual mandatory wealth declaration for the year. He donated all but a small portion of his annual salary back to the people. Mujica said that by regulating the estimated $40 million a yr marijuana business, the state would remove it from drug traffickers and weaken the drug cartels. Look him up, there’s so much more.
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