European bailout pledges top $1 trillion

PARIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Germany and France led the pack in commitments to their nation's banks as European leaders pledged more than $1 trillion in bailout plans.
Spain moves to bailout its banks

Spain moves to bailout its banks

MADRID, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said the government would purchase up to $68.5 billion of bank assets to keep credit systems flowing.

ETA bomber's release draws protests

MADRID, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The release of notorious Basque bomber Inaki de Juana is unjustified, say protesters planning a wave of demonstrations across Spain.

Edwards denies interest in vice presidency

MADRID, June 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards said he will not be Sen. Barack Obama's running mate for the White House.

BMD Focus: Czechs back BMD plan -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- President Bush racked up not one but four major foreign policy triumphs in his drive to deploy effective ABM bases in Central Europe.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 18, 2008.
By United Press International

BMD Focus: Bush's BMD victory -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The prospects for building the Bush administration's planned ballistic-missile defense bases in Poland and the Czech Republic now look much brighter because of dramatic and unanticipated domestic political developments within the United States.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Lula: Brazil, Spain rift will be solved

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20 (UPI) -- Brazil's president says he is certain his country's dispute with Spain regarding the deportation of Brazilian citizens could be resolved.

Spain hopes to ease Basque tensions

MADRID, March 15 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said he intends to work to ease tensions in the disputed Basque region over its quest for greater autonomy.

Spain opposition head vows to remain

MADRID, March 13 (UPI) -- The head of Spain's opposition Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy, says he will seek re-election to the conservative party's leadership.

Spain remembers terror bombings

MADRID, March 11 (UPI) -- Spaniards Tuesday remembered the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people and 1,400 more injured.

Spain: Socialists work to cobble majority

MADRID, March 10 (UPI) -- Spain's re-elected prime minister and his Socialist Party worked Monday to cobble together a ruling coalition with the help of smaller parties.

Socialists claim election victory in Spain

MADRID, March 9 (UPI) -- The conservative Popular Party conceded defeat Sunday in Spain's general elections, but the Socialist Party failed to win an absolute parliamentary majority.

Candidates halt campaigning in Spain

MADRID, March 8 (UPI) -- Spain's two main political parties stopped campaigning for Sunday's election after a former Socialist party official was killed.

Spain's Zapatero ahead in polls

MADRID, March 4 (UPI) -- Polls indicate Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero won the latest and final pre-election debate, it was reported Tuesday.
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Jose Luis Rodriguez
Jose Luis Rodriquez, "El Puma", performs in concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on July 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

José Luis Rodríguez González (born January 14, 1943 in Caracas), nicknamed El Puma (Cougar) is a Venezuelan singer and actor who has recorded many international super hits and participated in a handful of telenovelas.

Rodríguez lost his father (who hailed from the Canary Islands) at the age of six, and was raised by his mother (an illiterate then, learned to read as an adult in order to read the bible) along with 11 brothers and sisters. He grew up in very modest conditions, having to shine shoes, and pack bags in a supermarket for a living at an early age. Without an academic formation, he shaped himself as a singer and actor by empirical means.

As his mother participated in the revolt against Marcos Pérez Jiménez (holding weapons and hiding politicians in her home), Rodríguez lived in exile in Ecuador with her and his brother, for a couple of years.

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