Ex-President of Uruguay Calls for Freeing Lula, Says Brazil is Undergoing “a Disaster”

"How can a president, who has pulled over 30 million people out of poverty, be imprisoned like this? What we see is that there is political persecution that is poisoning everyone in Latin America," says José Pepe Mujica, called "the world's humblest head of state" due to his austere lifestyle.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Governed by the left-wing and yet economically successful, safe and prosperous, Uruguay is not happy with what is happening in Brazil. Only a few days after the Uruguayan defense minister's sharp criticism of the current Brazilian democracy, it was now the iconic former president José Mujica who expressed his lack of understanding of the neighboring country.

At the age of 84, former Uruguayan President Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?