The case: “Jose Mujica, the poorest president in the world”
It is said, that Jose “pepe” Mujica, who is the “most honest man in the world”, is the poorest president. Mujica, Is a man of 76, with afarmer looking, lover of good food and nature, wearing jeans, vest and a hat. In a case of a simple person, this is ok. But we are talking about of a primer Minister of Uruguay.
The President said ina recent interview that the only big item he owns is his Volkswagen Beetle car, valued at $1,945 dollars. He earns a salary of $12,500 a month (N1,981,250), but only keeps $1,250 for himself,donating the rest to charity. He lives in a farmhouse which is under his wife’s name, Lucía Topolansky, a Senator, who also donates part of her salary.
The 76 year-old who has been Uruguay’s presidentsince March 1, 2010 told El Mundo, “I do fine with that amount; I have to do fine because there are many Uruguayans who live with much less.”
It was also reported that under his stewardship, Uruguayhas become known for low levels of corruption. The South American country ranks as the second least corrupt country in Latin America in Transparency International’s global corruption index.
Newsreported that the President has no bank accounts, no debts, and he enjoys the companionship of his dog, Manuela. When his term is over, the President hopes to rest even more peacefully in his farmhouse,along with his wife and his inseparable dog.
What can be applied to Mexico System?
All of us know that the Mexican government is one of the most corrupts in the world. Also we know that thepolitical system is so damaged by people and pseudo-politics that prefer instead of be an honest one, and fight for the good of the country, steal money and only put more bricks in the wall of problems.We think that the solution lies in the system. Systems in which the one that have money, give less, and the one that have less, give more. The example of the president Mujica is a good stereotype of...
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