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Mujica meets Obama on Monday with a long agenda of issues to discuss

Saturday, May 10th 2014 - 08:37 UTC
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Uruguayan president Jose Mujica flies on Saturday evening to the United States and on Monday at 10:45 will be walking into the White House for a sixty minutes meeting with President Barack Obama. Mujica will be spending five days in Washington where he has scheduled a long list of meetings and conferences. Read full article


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  • Porto Margaret

    ¡Hola comrade Obama.

    Jous wanna buy some fresha stuff? I'sa got it nicely wrapped in ready to use small bolsas plastico. Isa resealable too, fantástico eh!

    May 10th, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    The ONLY reason Obumma is seeing this idiot (as he has just proved to the worls) is the fact that “No Money Pepe” is willing to saddle Uruguay with more undesirables (at best) or murdering bastards like him and the Tupas (at the worst).

    Uruguay must be the laughing stock of the diplomatic community.

    May 10th, 2014 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    SIXTY whole minutes!

    The first, last and only meeting.

    Look out for massive head - swollen pronouncements forthcoming. ..

    May 10th, 2014 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Don't forget to ask how many US submarines, nuclear missiles and CIA agents are based at NATOs base in the Malvinas!

    May 10th, 2014 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Shsssssh Rico! Don't mention the Stealth Penguin Strike Force!

    May 10th, 2014 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Mujica Mate,
    just to let you know, Mr Obama has not forgotten the insults
    or the derogatory comments you made about him or America.

    better you than

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh dear!

    May 10th, 2014 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bisley

    Mujica is going to Washington to beg, or maybe trade a bit, if he can get something in return for taking terrorists. If he would reverse most of his policies and let people in Uruguay run their own lives and businesses (rather than government), there would be no need of assistance.

    May 11th, 2014 - 01:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    “Malvinas Islands British occupation a 'latent threat' for Uruguay's defense policy”

    Vamos Pepe!

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I hope he is stupid enough to bring up the US Congress vote for sanctions against Venezuela.
    That'll be funny.

    May 11th, 2014 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Story of your life yanqui.
    Another day hoping...

    May 11th, 2014 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Oh goody. Let's take a look at the list and the likely U.S. response.

    “Uruguay is interested in increasing trade is items such as beef, lamb and citrus”. Do you want to import ours or export yours? Nope, nope and nope.

    “Uruguay has been a pioneer in approving legislation to legalize and regulate the planting and selling of marihuana”. In deference to your current position, president pepe, we have let you into the United States. However, you are now on our lists as a narcotics dealer. I understand your “presidency” ends in 2015. If you'd like to visit the United States again you should do it before then. You won't be permitted entry after that.

    “Mujica has said he is willing to help vacate Guantanamo by taking some of the prisoners which have been held for years without process, and are not necessarily dangerous.” That's okay, Pepe, but they have to be kept in custody and shot if they attempt to escape. If you don't like that, they could always “go for a swim”. You understand. We can't release terrorists to a “government” headed by a terrorist, sorry, former terrorist.

    “Mujica is expected to request support from the US in an ongoing litigation with Philip Morris over tobacco packages”. Sorry, no chance. On to the next.

    “Mujica announced in Uruguay he would like to explain to Obama how and why the US has lost influence in Latam”. Sorry, Pepe bro, we already know. You're cowardly, incompetent, ignorant, stupid, undemocratic and weak. Would you like assistance? We could base a number of bombers, combat aircraft and “support” forces in uruguay so that we can hit argieland whenever we want with minimal fuel use. We must be “green”. You'll also need to accept some U.S. advisers in your “government”. About 130 should be enough. They can replace your “General Assembly”. And you get to pay them, at U.S. rates of course without tax deductions, which saves us money!

    Anything else? Bit pushed for time! Have to reorganise U.S. forces to assist our allies wherever.

    May 11th, 2014 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Stevie, Caracas is down to water every other day, HIV patients are denied their medicine, the protests continue, US is going to sanction Venezuela,

    I don't have to hope for a collapse of Marxism in South America I only have to watch.

    I wonder when running water will go to every 3 days in Caracas?

    May 11th, 2014 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    You lot have been saying that for decades. Not even operación Condor served your cause. You are not worried about any patients, water or people doing fine or not in SA. You are merely worried your system will collapse should people open their eyes or get educated.
    You can't stop it, yanqui. You can lobby, intervene, bomb, torture, murder, steal, blame and write your prefabricated history with your manmade gods.

    But you can't stop it.


    May 11th, 2014 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    We don't have to do anything but watch it collapse. Pretty soon the population will take care of the filthy evil Marxist for us. How long do you think they'll put up with collapsing infrastructure, NO WATER, NO ELECTRICITY, NO FOOD, NO MEDs.
    Not long

    Rumor is we might start providing arms to the opposition

    I wonder what will happen with the protestors are armed as well as the gov't?

    Won't that be fun to watch!!

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    That's not arumour, yanqui. It's a fact. You even have millions of dollars budgetted to your Venezuelan cause.
    It didn't help you in the 60's and it wont help you today.
    In the end, you can only stall the process. You are nothing but an annoyance, never understanding how come we don't want what you have to offer.

    Shovel it, yanqui. Choke on it.

    In the meantime, we'll find our way.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Yeah looks like it!

    Watch the model crumble safely from the EU Jonathan, safely from the EU.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    It's all about faith, yanqui.

    Have faith in the global market believing you can pay your debts, otherwise you'll something else entirely crumbling...

    Wanna race?


    May 11th, 2014 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I don't need faith I can clearly see Venezuela collapsing. When it goes the rest of ALBA will follow.
    Sheesh there's only a few countries left! Even Norway is having problems keeping up the model with so many immigrants.
    Pretty soon Scandanavia will start pushing them out just like they've done in the past.
    Do you look Swedish Jonathan? If not be careful. They have a nasty little history of getting rid of people who don't look like they think a Swede should look.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Comment removed by the editor.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    14 Stevie

    “You are merely worried your system will collapse should people open their eyes or get educated.
    You can't stop it, yanqui. You can lobby, intervene, bomb, torture, murder, steal, blame and write your prefabricated history with your manmade gods.”

    What a weird crazy rant, Stevie. I am sure that you are fu€king insane !!

    BTW, in all your anti-Western rhetoric and drum beating, the one thing you always ignore, if not deride, is compassion for the people living under your regimes.

    As someone once said,

    “Stevie: ideology before people”

    How very very true.

    Ironic when you talk of supporting populist regimes and Peoples' Republics etc.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    20. I have no idea what that posts is supposed to mean.
    Try writing something coherent next time.

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Don't worry about it, yanqui...

    May 11th, 2014 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    The USA newspapers are have a big laugh at crazy ol pepe.
    I don't think he knows how to behave in a civilized country.

    May 12th, 2014 - 07:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “Besides several ministers and business people the delegation also includes ballet school director Julio Bocca”

    Pulling out the 'big guns' on this one, aren't they?


    May 14th, 2014 - 03:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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