French to vote on EU charter in May

PARIS, March 4 (UPI) -- France will vote on the European constitution May 29, officials announced Friday.

Zapatero makes a plea for EU charter

PARIS, March 1 (UPI) -- Spain's leader is plugging the new EU charter in France, where it faces an uncertain future.

Spanish voters approve EU constitution

MADRID, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Spanish voters gave overwhelming approval to the European constitution in the first of 10 referendums to be held across the continent in the next 18 months.

Spain votes on EU constitution

MADRID, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Spanish voters went to the polls Sunday to cast their vote on the European Union's first constitution.

Spain's immigration program is criticized

MADRID, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Spain's conservatives criticized the Socialist government's program to legalize the status of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

Swiss hostage-taking ends peacefully

BERN, Switzerland, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A hostage-taking incident at the Spanish Consulate in Bern, Switzerland, ended peacefully early Monday with no injuries, the BBC reported.

Latin American stock markets roundup

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Stocks were mostly up across Latin America this week, as strong corporate reports are expected in the coming weeks. Mexico continued its record gains.

Argentina: Spain on board to bolster ties

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Spain and Argentina have signed agreements to improve trade and diplomatic relations, La Nacion reported Wednesday.

Subsidy request shadows Airbus jet debut

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- French aircraft maker Airbus SAS will unveil its new 555-seat A380 jumbo jet in Toulouse, France on Tuesday, only a few days after yet another Airbus request fo

Spain sets February EU referendum date

MADRID, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Spain is expected to support the proposed European Union constitution when residents vote on it next month, it was reported Wednesday. The 9-month-old socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero supports the constitution and voters

Spain's PM predicts Basque plan failure

MADRID, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said Monday that he predicted the failure of a Basque sovereignty project, which is opposed by the Spanish government.

Spanish bishops decry same-sex marriages

MADRID, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Spanish Bishops Conference Sunday warned against same-sex marriage and labeled homosexual behavior "reprehensible."

Spanish PM accuses Aznar of Madrid deceit

MADRID, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Spanish prime minister has accused the previous government of destroying evidence relating to the March 11 bombings and of deceiving the public.

Terrorists seek political influence: Putin

MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Russia is concerned over terrorists' attempts to gain political influence, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

Putin wants closer ties with Spain

MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- President Vladimir Putin said Friday he hopes to see closer ties between Russia and Spain, Interfax news agency reported.
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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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