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Where's our Jose Mujica?

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Once there was a country whose ruler was an old man who refused to live in a mansion with a large staff of servants. 

Instead, he chose to live with his wife in an old farmhouse where they grew vegetables and flowers.

Instead of a luxurious carriage, he chose to ride his old clunker of a cart and no one but he was the driver. He gave away nine parts out of 10 of his wealth to help the poor and small traders. And so he came to be called the "poorest ruler" of all the lands.

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