4 comments on “JUAN MANUEL SANCHEZ- GORDILLO, THE MAYOR OF MARINALEDA

  1. Another Good Man story to read and support this one – this one is well known in my country 😀

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Mujica

    José Alberto “Pepe” Mujica Cordano ( born May 20, 1935) is an Uruguayan politician who has been President of Uruguay since 2010.

    A former guerrilla fighter and a member of the Broad Front (left-wing coalition), Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards.

    As the candidate of the Broad Front, he won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

    Mujica formed a cabinet made up of politicians from the different sectors of the Broad Front, conceding the economics area to aides of his vicepresident Danilo Astori.

    The expectations were high, as Mujica is the first former guerrilla fighter to become President in Uruguay.

    In 2005, Mujica married Lucía Topolansky, a fellow Tupamaro member and current senator, after many years of co-habitation. They have no children and live on an austere farm in the outskirts of Montevideo where they cultivate flowers as an economic activity.

    His humble lifestyle is reflected by his choice of an aging Volkswagen Beetle as transport, his only asset.His wife o wns the farm they live on.

    The Economist describes him as “a roly-poly former guerrilla who grows flowers on a small farm and swears by vegetarianism”.

    He also donates 87% of his state salary to charitable causes!

    Quite a contrast for Mr Means and his wife “humble leaders, husband & wife lifestyle”, isn’t it? 🙂

    • SF-indeed it is a quite a contrast,and an honorable one-it also illustrates the chasm that exists between
      politicians who “serve” the people and those who SERVE.
      Thanks for the link.

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