Jose Mujica

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Uruguay's "Poor" President Is a Unique Leader

Have you noticed how often idealism gives way to a sense of entitlement to all the perks that come with political office? Some politicians take a different road. I only recently learned of Jose Mujica, a remarkable man who became president of Uruguay in 2009. Mujica receives $12,000 a month as president but donates 90 per cent of it to the poor and small businesses.