Mujica is tired of journalistic manipulation
November 14, 2010.- Uruguay President Jose “Pepe” Mujica said he is tired that his statements are published out of context in order to be functional to journalistic manipulation in both side of La Plata river.
Regarding his widespread sentence that Argentina is a country divided in two, he said, “When journalists published these issues they make it out of context.”
“My feeling for the Argentine people is always the same, I am their friend. I have not idealized them, but the Argentines are my teammates, my countrymen,” Mujica said.
He added: “The Argentines are not difficult or easy; they are the most similar country to us but in a larger scale, because they are larger and richer. If in Argentina people are going to believe to Argentine newspaper Clarín or El País and Tribuna … (traditional daily in Uruguay). “
“In direct terms, here in Uruguay (the media) are in a campaign trying to bring up the contradictions in our political party, and show how we’re killing. At the international level they are looking for something that might serve as a fracture,” he added.
Mujica believes that Clarín is “using these things to feed the political internal contradictions in Argentina. So they want to use me to give the reasons for the substantive differences in Argentina, and I think it doesn’t worth, especially when they take my statesmen out of context.”
With respect to Argentina’s political future “I saw the other day, a very significant mass of people that were solidified and choosing the alternative they have before their eyes.”