Jose Mujica: The world according to the humblest of leaders | Government

He was as soon as generally known as the world’s “poorest” president.

A left-wing insurgent fighter in his youth, Jose Mujica was elected president of Uruguay in 2010, making headlines worldwide for not altering the modest life he was used to.

He was a president with no palace, no motorcade and no pomp.

He led his five-year authorities by instance, with austerity, donating a giant a part of his wage to social causes, driving his previous Volkswagen Beetle, and residing in his farmhouse.

And that’s the place we caught up with him.

Jose Mujica talks to Al Jazeera.

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