Aerosmith Charmed By Latin America’s Most Humble President

by Rachel Baker on October 10, 2013

Uruguayan Presiden Jose Mujica, dubbed Latin America’s most humble head of state, has charmed Aerosmith with his austere style of governing..

Aerosmith has become the latest group of people to be charmed by Latin America’s most humble head of state.

The American rockers met up with Uruguayan President José Mujica on Tuesday for three hours, where they sang his praises and offered an autographed guitar as a gift. Mujica said the next day that he’d auction off the guitar to raise money to build housing, Mexican news site Sin Embargo reports.

“It’s signed by all of them and that surely has a lot of value,” Mujica said, according to Sin Embargo, noting that he’s not much of a guitar player. “That instrument must have been invented by an anarchist who was also drunk, because it’s very difficult,”

Mujica has inspired people across the globe with his austere style of governing. Dubbed the “world’s poorest president” by the BBC, Mujica lives on a modest flower farm with his wife outside the capital of Montevideo and donates 90 percent of his salary to charity.

“Your president is a freedom fighter,” Aerosmith frontman Stephen Tyler said in a video after meeting with Mujica. “In many ways we fight for freedom ourselves, with music — it transcends all languages.”

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