Santos, Mujica, and Obama: The life after the presidency

One is a teacher, others are activists, but all have dedicated themselves to enjoy life and spend time with their family

Santos, Mujica, and Obama: The life after the presidency

Do you know what are these former presidents doing now? In LatinAmerican Post we present you about the current life of those who occupied the highest public office in their countries.

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Professor Juan Manuel Santos

Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is credited with ending the FARC without using a single bullet but through dialogue. Since he handed over the presidency to Ivan Duque on August 7, Santos already had a destiny ready: to be a professor at the prestigious Harvard University. According to Publimetro, Harvard extended the invitation to him to teach at the Kennedy School of Government.

In his Instagram account, Santos showed the place of the academic institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he would give his classes. "Always do the right thing, not the popular," the former president said about what would be his first class. In addition to teaching, as he told several Colombian media at the end of his term, he would dedicate time to his family and to travel.


Lección #1 para mis estudiantes: Siempre hagan lo correcto, no lo popular.

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José Mujica remains very active after the presidency

Pepe Mujica is that Uruguayan president whom King Juan Carlos of Spain called "The Nelson Mandela of Latin America." His term ended in 2015, after five years of government and important changes in his society. Like, for example, the legalization of marijuana.

In the first half of 2018, Mujica dedicated himself to his position as Senator of the Republic; but resigned voluntarily due to fatigue, as reported by the EFE agency. Now, he will be dedicated himself to enjoy the retirement established by the State.

"I see that I am 83 years old and I am approaching death. I want to take leave before I die, simply because I am old. There is a time to come and another to leave and as the leaves of the trees fall we also fall. Life goes on, it's not that important, "Mujica told the same media. However, his struggle for ideas and active opinion about what happens in the world will continue to be exercised.

He recently gave his opinion to a Brazilian journalist about Bolsonaro's victory, showing that despite his age and having finished his term as president more than 3 years ago, he continues to be hailed by young people as a voice that deserves to be heard.


Barack Obama enjoys life, although not so far from politics

According to CNN, just a few months after finishing his term as president of the United States, Barack Obama has dedicated himself to traveling. The newspaper reports that he was on a trip to the British Virgin Islands with his wife and the English magnate, creator of the Virgin brand, Richard Branson. He also spent some time on the private island of actor Marlon Brando, Tetiaroa, located in French Polynesia.

In addition, he has dedicated himself to playing golf and spending time with his family. With his wife Michelle Obama, for example, he was learning Kitesurfing. However, the former US president has not moved far from politics. In fact, he recently campaigned for the Democrats ahead of the legislative elections.

The Penguin Random House publishing house won a tender to write a book about the memories of Barack and Michelle Obama. This would earn them millions of dollars, but much will be donated to their foundation and charities, an Obama spokesman told CNN.


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