José Mujica: Uruguay’s Marxist president

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In an age of austerity, President José Mujica leads by example

Say what you like about weed, but it has certainly put Uruguay on the map. Last month it became the first national state to legalise and regulate marijuana production and distribution, prompting The Economist to name it as its “country of the year” (see below), and a horde of journalists to beat a path to the door of its president, José Mujica.

Once they’d got through the security detail at Mujica’s farmhouse – [...]

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