If you are my friend you are probably surprised that it took me so long to write this post. It is common knowledge that I am obsessed with President José Mujica and his peaceful little country. I often spend afternoons writing “I love Pepe” over and over again and imagining our beautiful little life on a marijuana farm drinking maté and growing flowers on the side. Ok, I don’t really do that, but the thought has obviously crossed my mind.
José Alberto “Pepe” Mujica Cordano has been president of Uruguay since 2010 and since then has earned the titile of “world’s poorest president”. His “poverty” is due to the fact that he donates 90% of his monthly salary to the poor to top it all off he is a vegetarian, drives a beat up Volkswage Beetle, lives in a tiny house on the outskirts of Montevideo, and cultivates and sells chrysanthemums to pay his bills. I’m half passed out from swooning! Continue reading