Uruguay leader won't sell car even for $1 million - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Uruguay leader won't sell car even for $1 million

Posted:

 Uruguay's President Jose Mujica says he's turning down a $1 million offer for his famous 27-year-old Volkswagen Beetle.

   Mujica says an Arab sheikh had offered to buy the car, which has become a symbol of Mujica's ostentatiously unpretentious style.

   But he told a radio program on Friday that he couldn't sell the sky-blue Volkswagen because it would offend some friends who had given it to him, and he also says he's fond of the car.

   He also has another sitting at his ramshackle flower farm, and officially declared the value of both together as $4,385.

   The 79-year-old leader leaves office next year.



  • InternationalMore>>

  • Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

    Seeking to protect boys, Thailand wants control over films

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-07-20 08:01:55 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:14:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai dis...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit). Soccer coach Ekkapol Janthawong, center, and members of the rescued soccer team attend a Buddhist ceremony that is believed to extend the lives of its attendees as well as ridding them of dangers and misfortunes in Mae Sai dis...
    Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue this month of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign...More >>
    Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue this month of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers.More >>
  • Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

    Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:04:03 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 11:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:25:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - This April 28, 2010, file photo shows the GlaxoSmithKline offices in London. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Krintafel, a simpler, one-dose treatmen...(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File). FILE - This April 28, 2010, file photo shows the GlaxoSmithKline offices in London. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Krintafel, a simpler, one-dose treatmen...
    U.S. regulators approve a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.More >>
    U.S. regulators approve a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.More >>
  • Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

    Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:16 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:16:14 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:18:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017 file photo, Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, skates his free program at the Rostelekom Cup ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, ...(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017 file photo, Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, skates his free program at the Rostelekom Cup ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, ...
    Kazakh media says authorities detained one suspect in the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten and are searching for another.More >>
    Kazakh media says authorities detained one suspect in the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten and are searching for another.More >>
Powered by Frankly