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Josè Mujica

‘World's Poorest President': Kick Rich People Out Of Politics

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.23.2014 | Latino Voices

People who like money too much ought to be kicked out of politics, Uruguayan President José Mujica told CNN en Español in an interview posted online...

Uruguayan Prez On Gitmo: U.S. 'Made A Business Out Of That Prison'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.16.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica said last week his government is continuing to work with the Obama administration to accept prisoners from the U.S. m...

Uruguay President Rages Against FIFA 'Sons Of B*#@hes'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas and Ana Benedetti | Posted 06.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica lashed out at FIFA on Sunday over the organization’s expulsion of his national team’s star striker for biting. ...

Luis Suárez and the Morality of Biting

David Vanderveen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
David Vanderveen

FIFA, the governing body for World Cup soccer, is reviewing Suárez's actions and likely will issue a suspension for this outrageous assault. But the real question is what should or what ought Uruguay do?

Obama Urges Cuba To Release Jailed U.S. Citizen

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has sent an indirect message to Cuban President Raúl C...

‘World's Poorest President' Rages Against The Necktie, Calling It A ‘Useless Rag'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica raged against neckties on Tuesday in a televised interview that drew applause from Spaniards on social media. Spea...

Free Alan Gross by Freeing the Cuban Five

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Arturo Lopez Levy

While the U.S. government has vigorously protested his treatment, it has proven unwilling to make the diplomatic overtures -- like releasing the Cuban Five -- that could secure his release.

Roque Planas

Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President Reflects On Spending 14 Years In Prison -- 2 In A Well

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.15.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Though Uruguay's president José Mujica is now internationally known for legalizing gay marriage, creating a government-regulated nation...

10 Reasons to Love Uruguay's President José Mujica

Medea Benjamin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

Whatever the audience, he spoke extemporaneously and with such brutal honesty that it was hard not to love the guy. Here are 10 reasons you, too, should love President Mujica.

Roque Planas

Why The World's Poorest President Loves Foreign Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.14.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Among the mistakes that Uruguayan President José Mujica counts for his presidency was foregoing a joint energy project with Brazil that...

Obama Meets With Uruguay's Leader At The White House

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama lauded trade and commercial ties between the U.S. and Uruguay Monday during his meeting with the South Amer...

Uruguay Releases Rules For Legal Marijuana Market

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 05.03.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay has finally released its rules for the legal marijuana market it is launching this year, detailing how the govern...

'World's Poorest President' May Be Worth More Than You Think

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth. Mujica's insistence on living simply has earned him the...

President Of Uruguay Would Treat Guantanamo Detainees As Refugees

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president says any Guantanamo detainees his country takes will be treated as refugees and will be free to trave...

President Says Uruguay Is Open To Guantanamo Detainees

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's president indicated Thursday he's open to taking some former terror suspects still held at Guantanamo Bay, but ...

What Uruguayans Think Of Pepe Mujica

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 03.19.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica's cantankerous personality, homespun oratory and simple ways have made him wildly popular...

10 Things We Can All Learn From Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.14.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José Mujica first caught international attention when he was dubbed the "world's poorest president". The austere leader donates ...

Prohibiting Gay Marriage 'Tortures People Needlessly,' Says Weed-Legalizing President

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.10.2014 | Latino Voices

While Uruguay’s president grabbed international headlines for legalizing the government-controlled production and sale of weed to registered users, ...

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Weed-Legalizing President Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay’s weed-legalizing president will have another shot at winning a Nobel Peace Prize. José “Pepe” Mujica’s name has been submitted a...

This World Leader Really Doesn't Like Wearing Suits

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.30.2014 | Latino Voices

HAVANA (AP) — War! Imperialism! Formal attire! One after another, the leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean denounced the ills of the world at ...

Uruguay, Little Trailblazer That Could

Carolina De Robertis | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Carolina De Robertis

Uruguay has been receiving an avalanche of worldwide recognition. The Guardian called the entire country "heroic," Foreign Policy named President Mujica among its "100 Leading Global Thinkers," and The Economist named Uruguay its first-ever "Country of the Year." What's spurring all the attention?

The Many Faces Of Pepe Mujica, Legalizer Of Weed (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica has made international headlines for leading a pioneering effort to legalize marijuana. Get to know the many s...

Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President Has More Love To Give

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2013 | Latino Voices

The first president to legalize weed still has a lot more to give. When Uruguayan President José “Pepe” Mujica finishes his term, he plans to...

Uruguay's Prez Rips Into U.N. Official Over Marijuana Law: ‘Stop Lying'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

José “Pepe” Mujica shot back on Friday at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administ...