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15 powerful Jose Mujica quotes no other leader has the guts to say

"Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving."

Naming Uruguay the country of the year in 2013, the Economist may very well have described the rising nation’s head of state, President José “Pepe” Mujica.

Known for his unusual frankness, fiery oration and bold leadership to turn ideas into action, the 78-year-old leader possesses and practices the very characteristics that many world leaders fail to emulate. He has also garnered international acclaim for his progressive policies, down-to-earth personality and simple presentation, which has earned him a reputation as “the world’s poorest president.”

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Inspirational!

URUGUAY! 

Fuck you Bon Appetit for fueling my obsession with Uruguay. Do you know how bad I’m craving a secluded beach escape with nothing more than cash in my pocket and fresh seafood waiting for me upon arrival with the sound of the ocean and those sexy South American accents? Fuck you. 

I mean this in the nicest way possible.

Fuck you Bon Appetit for fueling my obsession with Uruguay. Do you know how bad I’m craving a secluded beach escape with nothing more than cash in my pocket and fresh seafood waiting for me upon arrival with the sound of the ocean and those sexy South American accents? Fuck you.

I mean this in the nicest way possible.

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Uruguay’s clever plan to limit cocaine use: Sell pot. Wait, what?

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  • cocaine Uruguay, like many countries in Latin America, is struggling to fight against black-market drug dealers that are selling drugs like cocaine and the crack-like pasta basica, and in recent years has seen an uptick in crime as a result.
  • marijuana In an effort to push drug users away from the harder stuff, the country is currently debating whether to start selling marijuana to adults, tax it, and use the taxes to pay for drug rehabilitation. Think this would work, guys? source

well, another reason to see Uruguay.