Jose Mujica

World's poorest president Jose Mujica not to sell his Beetle

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has said he will not take up an Arab sheikh`s offer of $1 million for his 1987 Volkswagen Beetle because selling the car "would offend" the friends who bought it for him and his wife.

Nov 15, 2014, 14:36 PM IST

'World's poorest president' Jose Mujica offered $1 million for antiquated VW Beetle

Known for his austere lifestyle, Uruguay's President Jose Mujica has claimed that he has been offered a price of $ 1 million to sell off his 1987 vintage Volkswagen Beetle.

Nov 08, 2014, 10:38 AM IST

Uruguay vote headed for runoff: Exit polls

Leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will head into a November 30 runoff after the presidential vote failed to give a clear winner, exit polls showed.

Oct 27, 2014, 05:52 AM IST

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Uruguay`s offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Oct 09, 2014, 07:03 AM IST

Uruguay likely to host World Cup 2030

Uruguay are favourites to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 despite the South American country`s President Jose Mujica calling the FIFA hierarchy "old sons of b*****s".

Jul 16, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Suarez back in Uruguay after World Cup storm

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, banned from football for four months after biting an opponent at the World Cup, returned home to a hero`s welcome from hundreds of fans at Montevideo airport on Friday, reports said.

Jun 27, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Uruguay president backs under-fire Luis Suarez

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica weighed into the global controversy over footballer Luis Suarez on Wednesday, saying it was unfair to judge him retrospectively for biting an Italian player when other incidents went unreviewed.

Jun 26, 2014, 10:02 AM IST

Business group fights Uruguay`s marijuana rules

A business group in Uruguay, the first country to legalize the production and sale of marijuana, is challenging a decree barring employers from punishing employees who come to work high.

May 30, 2014, 01:18 AM IST

Uruguay`s president signs marijuana legalization rules

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica on Tuesday signed off on regulations for his country`s landmark legalization of its marijuana market.

May 07, 2014, 08:31 AM IST

Uruguay will play World Cup despite crisis

Uruguay will play at the World Cup despite its crisis-hit national football federation having been kicked out of the South American confederation (Conmebol), FIFA president Sepp Blatter insisted on Thursday.

Apr 04, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

Players get Uruguayan game called off amid security concerns

Uruguay`s Football Association (AUF) on Sunday called off the first division match between Penarol and Miramar at the players` request amid security concerns at the legendary Centenario stadium.

Mar 31, 2014, 09:57 AM IST

Uruguay leader hopes to adopt `30 or 40 poor children`

The 78-year-old leader said he envisions putting his plan into place when he steps down as president, a position he has served in since 2010.

Dec 16, 2013, 02:11 AM IST

Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana

The law, conceived in an attempt to tackle the illegal drugs trade, was approved by a vote of 16 to 13, with the ruling Broad Front Party united in its favour, reported Xinhua.

Dec 11, 2013, 09:54 AM IST

Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: President

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica has said he plans to withdraw his country`s peacekeeping troops from Haiti because of the lack of democratic progress there.

Oct 30, 2013, 10:59 AM IST

Filmmaker Kusturica to make documentary about Uruguay`s president

Emir Kusturica plans to make a documentary about the life of Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, authorities in the South American country said.

Aug 09, 2013, 13:34 PM IST

Uruguay President apologises for Fernandez `old hag` quip

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica has apologised for apparently referring to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as an `old hag`.

Apr 12, 2013, 16:01 PM IST

Uruguay`s President caught in open microphone incident

Uruguay`s President Jose Mujica was left red-faced after disparaging remarks apparently aimed at Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner.

Apr 05, 2013, 11:10 AM IST

Uruguay sorry over alleged rape by UN peacekeepers

A video shows laughing Uruguayan marines pinning the young Haitian face down on a mattress.

Sep 07, 2011, 11:55 AM IST

Ex-rebel wins Uruguay Presidential Election

Jose Mujica, a leftist former rebel, was declared the winner of a presidential runoff vote in Uruguay after his opponent ex-president Luis Lacalle conceded defeat.

Nov 30, 2009, 09:44 AM IST

Ex-rebel likely to be Uruguay presidential winner

A plain-talking former leftist guerrilla is heavily favoured to win Uruguay`s presidential run-off election on Sunday and keep the country`s popular centre-left coalition in power for another five years.

Nov 29, 2009, 15:59 PM IST