Americas Uruguay election: How will next president stack up against President Mujica?

Mujica has been a trailblazer, winning global praise for his social policies and marijuana legalization while choosing to live in a remote farmhouse instead of a presidential mansion. On Sunday, Uruguay votes for its next leader.

By , Correspondent

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In the shadow of Sunday’s presidential election in Latin American powerhouse Brazil sits Uruguay. But while a country of just 3.4 million people, big things are afoot here, too. Voters will choose a successor to President José Mujica, who won unprecedented global admiration over his past four years in office.