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Obama Meets With President Jose Mujica Cordano Of Uruguay
Jose Mujica Cordano, Uruguay's president, left, pauses while speaking during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, right, in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C. May 12, 2014. President Obama wanted to discuss ways to grow bilateral economic ties and expand collaboration on science, technology, and health. UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool
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José Alberto Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: , known as El Pepe, (born May 20, 1935) is a Uruguayan politician and former guerrilla fighter, a member of the Broad Front (left-wing coalition) and current President of Uruguay.

Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. He won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

Mujica was born 20 May 1935 to Demetrio Mujica, of Basque ancestry and Lucy Cordano of Italian descent.

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