José Mujica

President of Uruguay José Mujica

Full Name: Jose Alberto Mujica Cordano
Profession: President of Uruguay


Biography: As President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015, José Muijica was a champion of the poor, his term of office significant for legalizing state-controlled sales of marijuana, the first country in the world.

Mujica is a former urban guerrilla with the Tupamaros and a member of the Broad Front coalition of left-wing parties.

His presidency was considered one of the world's humblest, he donated almost 90 percent of his monthly salary to charities that benefited the poor and to small entrepreneurs.

Born: May 20, 1935
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Age: 87 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 2009-11-30 José Mujica announced as the winner of the run-off election in Uruguay the day before and president-elect

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