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Thu Nov 6, 2014, 10:59 PM

Uruguay's Jose Mujica gets $1m offer for his VW Beetle

Source: BBC News

6 November 2014 Last updated at 21:42 ET

Uruguay's Jose Mujica gets $1m offer for his VW Beetle


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President Jose Mujica's simple lifestyle differs sharply from that of most world leaders[/font]

Uruguay's President Jose Mujica says he has been offered $1m (630,000) for his vintage Volkswagen Beetle.

Mr Mujica, once dubbed "the poorest president in the world" because of his modest lifestyle, said the offer had come from an Arab sheikh.

He told the weekly Busqueda magazine that if he did accept the offer, the money would be used to help the poor.

President Mujica - popularly known as Pepe - lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay.

In 2010, his annual personal wealth declaration - mandatory for officials in Uruguay - was $1,800, the value of his blue 1987 Beetle.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29946977

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Judi Lynn Nov 2014 OP
onehandle Nov 2014 #1
RufusTFirefly Nov 2014 #2
DeSwiss Nov 2014 #3
madokie Nov 2014 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 11:02 PM

1. Sounds like the current Pope.

Thinking the 1% are likely not a fan of this fellow either.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 02:26 AM

2. K & R! Love this guy!

Perhaps I'm too unsophisticated to fully appreciate Uruguayan politics, but until I learn otherwise, Jose Mujica is an inspiration.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:17 AM

3. K&R

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 03:52 AM

4. I'm betting the people there love this guy

I know I like him real well.
In '72 I purchased a new VW beetle for $2267.00. Wish I still had it today. What a car that was.

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