14 separatists arrested in Spain

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Fourteen suspected Basque separatists were arrested Monday by police in Spain.

14 terror suspects arrested in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A series of raids in Barcelona, Spain, have resulted in the arrests of 14 terror suspects and the discovery of bomb-making materials.

Spain dissolves Parliament, calls election

MADRID, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Spain has decided to dissolve its Parliament and called for elections in March, opening a potentially close race between the ruling party and opposition.

Spanish king to Hugo Chavez: 'Shut up'

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Ibero-American summit ended in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, but not before King Juan Carlos I of Spain told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up."

Spain condemns Franco's 40-year rule

MADRID, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Spain's parliament formally condemned Wednesday the 40-year fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco and called for a purge of its symbols.

Spain thwarts alleged Venezuelan spying

MADRID, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Spanish authorities thwarted an effort to spy on Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero during a visit to Venezuela in 2005, a report says.

World leaders pay tribute to Pavarotti

MODENA, Italy, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hours after Luciano Pavarotti's death, tributes from world leaders poured into his hometown of Modena, ANSA reported Thursday.

Bomb blasts Tour de France route

MADRID, July 25 (UPI) -- A small bomb exploded Wednesday during a leg of the Tour de France that crossed into Spain, following a supposed threat from a Spanish terror group.

Spanish police say they stopped bomb plot

MADRID, July 12 (UPI) -- Spanish police thwarted an attempt by the armed Basque separatist group ETA to blow up a ferry, authorities said Thursday.

Spain: ETA says cease-fire is ending

MADRID, June 5 (UPI) -- Spain's armed Basque separatist group ETA said it was calling off the year-old cease-fire with the government because of failed peace talks.

Spain bans Basque party from elections

MADRID, May 16 (UPI) -- Spain's highest court has banned the Basque separatist group Abertzale Sozialisten Batasuna, or ABS, from participating in elections. However, ABS party officials said they would field candidates in local and regional elections scheduled for May 27, EFE n

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, April 18, 2007.
By United Press International

Spain and Morocco to link by tunnel

MADRID, March 7 (UPI) -- Spain and Morocco are planning a joint effort to link their countries by undersea train tunnel, Spanish news agency EFE reported Wednesday.

South Korean president visits Europe

MADRID, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun is on a tour of Spain and Italy hoping to promote his country's economic interests in Europe. Roh's weeklong itinerary also includes a stop in Vatican City, where he and First Lady Kwon Yang-suk are scheduled to meet w

Spain: Zapatero admits mistakes with ETA

MADRID, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero admitted Monday he was overly optimistic about the peace process with the Basque separatist group ETA.
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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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