Other countries, listen up.
It’s not uncommon to see Jose dressed like this. He doesn’t care about money and appearances, but just leading his country.
He has literally spent his entire life fighting for his country.
He was a guerilla fighter that battled for the rights of the country’s citizens, was imprisoned twice and was shot 6 times after an escape attempt.
This is Uruguay’s Presidential Palace. He doesn’t live here.
He actually is a part-time farmer. He and his wife also grow and sell flowers. He also drives a 1987 Volkswagen Beetle.
He only has two guards positioned on his road. Along with his beloved 3-legged dog Manuela, of course.
Instead of acting like he is better than everybody else, the president of a country wholeheartedly believes that he IS like everybody else.
In a time when it seems that rich politicians rule the world, learning about Jose is truly refreshing. Please share this article with others.