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Meet the Journalist: Eve Fairbanks

Uruguayan President José Mujica, who lives in penury and drives a battered VW Beetle to better understand his country's poor, may be the most beloved president in the world. Does he deserve the hype?

Meet Eve Fairbanks, who traveled to Uruguay to interview economists, politicians, and the poor. This is a story bigger than Uruguay: It asks how much influence in our globally interconnected era a national president can have.