Aerosmith Praises Uruguayan President For Work With Poor, Weed Legalization

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American hard-rock band Aerosmith had a lot to say about politics while in Uruguay earlier this week. 

The band visited the country for a concert in the capital city of Montevideo on Wednesday night. During an official visit Tuesday afternoon, Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler called President José Mujica one of the best presidents in the Americas.

According to NBC Latino, Tyler expressed particular admiration for Mujica’s work with the country’s poor and for his current marijuana legalization efforts.

“He gives 70 percent of his salary for people’s homes. Here in this small country, Uruguay, I think he’s doing it the right way, grass roots, and we believe in that,” Tyler said. 

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Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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