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José "Pepe" Mujica Visits Panama

Keith Woolford


This week marked the visit to Panama of the wonderful former President of Uruguay, José "Pepe" Mujica, when he received an honorary Doctorate from UP and gave a number of excellent speeches.

“Pepe” Mujica: The preacher of transparency

Oscar Sulbarán Fri, 11/24/2017 - 23:04

"It's better to pay the price of irresponsibility than to muzzle society"

Each one of the speeches made by the former Uruguayan president, José “Pepe” Mujica during his visit to Panama, were focused on fighting corruption. This Friday he participated as a speaker at the XXXIV ordinary session of the Latin American Parliament and highlighted the role the press has against this problem: “the lack of freedom is the greatest guarantee for acts of corruption to prosper. Freedom will not solve every problem but without a doubt freedom helps, in a great way. The journalistic affirmation hurts us a thousandfold, not always responsible, but it is better to pay the price of irresponsibility than to muzzle society if the phenomenon wants to be controled”.

During his stay in the isthmus, Mujica was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Panama. He was also received by the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela.


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President Varela receives Former President José Mujica

Friday, 24 of November of 2017  


President Juan Carlos Varela received the former Uruguayan President José "Pepe" Mujica, at the Palacio de las Garzas, with whom he talked about topics of interest in the region.

Mujica was previously decorated with the Order Amador Guerrero Manual in Grade of Grand Cross by the vice president and chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, as an exaltation to his achievements as a political and social figure in Latin America.

"It is an honor to receive the visit of the former president of Uruguay, José Pepe Mujica, a simple man with a great vocation of service to his country and our region”, said Varela.

The former Uruguayan president during his visit to Panama received the Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Panama, where he also was the speaker at a conference "Perspectives on democratic development and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

Additionally, he participated as a speaker at the XXXIV Ordinary Assembly of the Parlatino. Mujica was president of Uruguay in the period 2010 - 2015



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