Jose Mujica The World's Poorest President

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Jose Mujica is holding a title as “the world’s poorest president” because of his contribution and donation to poor people charities to reduce poverty in his country. He gives away about 90 percent of his payment every month to charities. Jose Mujica or his full name, José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano was born on 20th May 1935 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is now around 79 years old. He is married to his wife, Lucia Topolansky on mid 2005. He has been elected to be the president of Uruguay starting 2010. Besides that, he has joined the urban guerrilla movement or also known as Tupamaros to take down the government or ruling party during that time. From 2005 to 2008, Jose Mujica was the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries and after that he became a senator. He succeeds the presidential election in 2009 as the candidate of the Broad Front and took the title as President on 1st March 2010. His house is situated in the Montevideo which is outside the country’s capital city. It is only guarded by two police officers just outside the house. It is quite a contrast from the lifestyles of many world leaders. On the other hand, in the 60’s and 70’s, Jose Mujica was known as one of the members of the leftist…show more content…
Living so many years in the prison gave him somewhat enthusiasm that he can hardly resist. One can grow stronger than the strongest animal when he had been convicted. Jose Mujica also stated that he needed to create and imagine things in mind to keep him rational. The situation had affected him badly as he needed to get through a psychiatric treatment as people afraid that he might be hallucinating. Despite all the things that he had gone through, he managed to persuade them to let him to read as they gave him physics and chemistry books after seven years of not being allowed to read anything in the

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