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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:36 PM

"Jose Mujica: The world's 'poorest' president" from BBC Magazine An excellent uplifting story


... "But what are we thinking? Do we want the model of development and consumption of the rich countries? I ask you now: what would happen to this planet if Indians would have the same proportion of cars per household than Germans? How much oxygen would we have left?

"Does this planet have enough resources so seven or eight billion can have the same level of consumption and waste that today is seen in rich societies? It is this level of hyper-consumption that is harming our planet." ...

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Reply "Jose Mujica: The world's 'poorest' president" from BBC Magazine An excellent uplifting story (Original post)
Nambe Nov 2012 OP
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:08 PM

1. The world could use more like him...

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:59 PM

2. talk about having a President you'd like to have a beer with...

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:02 AM

3. So much to admire about this man. He has spent his entire adult life working for democracy.

He protested against the brutality of the US-supported right-wing torture-happy vicious Uruguayan government,
and spent 14 years in prison after being captured by government forces in his earlier years.


Younger Jose Mujica, as a Tupamaro leftist, captured

Brazil's President, Dilma Rousseff, who was, herself, as a rebel against
Brazil's brutal right-wing US-supported dictatorship, imprisoned and
tortured many times, President Mujica, wife, Lucia Topolansky.

Lucia Topolansky, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, whose husband,former President
Nestor Kirchner was also a tortured political prisoner at the hands of the brutal US-supported
military dictatorship, and Uruguay's President Jose Mujica.

Lucia Topolansky, as a young Tupamaro rebel woman

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Dan Mitrione, Torture specialist sent by Richard M Nixon to train Uruguayan police the fine art
of torture, to be effectively used against the Uruguayan Tupamaros in Montevideo, Uruguay.
He also worked in Brazil before going on to Uruguay. He was eventually kidnapped, held for
ransom, then killed. It was noted he had NOT been tortured, himself.
In 1978 Manuel Hevia Cosculluela, a CIA agent who had worked with Mitrione in Montevideo, published a book about his experiences (Eight Years with the CIA). According to Cosculluela, Mitrione had tortured four beggars to death with electric shocks at a 1970 seminar to demonstrate his techniques for Uruguayan police trainees. Cosculluela reported that Mitrione worked under William Cantrell, a CIA agent. Mitrione told Cosculluela: "Before all else, you must be efficient. You must cause only the damage that is strictly necessary, not a bit more. We must control our tempers in any case. You have to act with the efficiency and cleanness of a surgeon and with the perfection of an artist. This is a war to the death. Those people are my enemy. This is a hard job, and someone has to do it. It's necessary. Since it's my turn, I'm going to do it to perfection.If I were a boxer, I would try to be the world champion. But I'm not. But though I'm not, in this profession, my profession, I'm the best."


Dan Mitrione Deserved to Die!!
US Torture Swept Under the Rug
Dan Mitrione, America's Norman Rockwell of Torture

The Assassinated Press


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