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
"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.