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Monday, January 21, 2013

Poorest President???

Jose Mujica is the president of Uruguay.
''President Mujica has shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and opted to stay at his wife's farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital, Montevideo.
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 $12,000 (£7,500), to charity - has led him to be labelled the poorest president in the world.
This story just caught my attention. How can a man given such an opportunity to enrich himself and live like a king decide to live like a commoner? This old man is too good to be true, smh. The world leaders of today are more concerned about their comfort than the plight of the less fortunate, this is highly unusual. The story that comes close to this one is of that rich South African Minister with a funny name who decided he will stay in a shack for a couple of hours. Tell Robert Mugabe to give up his millions now to the poor of Zimbabwe and hear what he has to say. :-D. I mean some presidents/dictators would even go to the extent of hiding billions of dollars even as they are dying and have no use for such money. 2 Billion US$ of Sadam's money is still unaccounted for, Mabuto Sese Seko also died without telling the people of the Congo the whereabouts of their guap. For a man who wikipedia says does not believe in god he is a rather special individual. 

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