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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Ex-ETA leader dies in France after stroke

BILBAO, Spain, April 2 (UPI) -- The former leader of the Basque terrorist group ETA has died in Paris after suffering a stroke while imprisoned, a support group announced over the weekend.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 9, 2013.
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Prize-winning picture used rented wolf

Prize-winning picture used rented wolf

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A London museum stripped its photographer of the year of his award Wednesday because judges now say he rented his subject from a wildlife park.

Spain: Government shuffles Cabinet

MADRID, April 7 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez has reshuffled his Cabinet amid an increasing financial crisis and a bolstered political opposition.

Cuba reports economic slowdown

HAVANA, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Cuban officials said Monday the country's economy has slowed down considerably following several years of growth.

Spain: Franco statue torn down

MADRID, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A statue of Spain's longtime former dictator Francisco Franco was torn down from a square in the northern city of Santander.

Spain's economy will recover says Zapatero

MADRID, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has predicted that the country's economy will recover in 2009.

Repsol backs away from LUKoil deal

MADRID, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Spanish oil refiner Repsol backed out of a deal with Russian energy firm LUKoil over concerns expressed by the central government.

LUKoil, Repsol deal confirmed

MADRID, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Spanish bank La Caixa confirmed Friday it was in discussions with Russian oil major LUKoil to sell its 12.5 percent stake in the Repsol oil company.

Gazprom, Repsol deal in the works

MADRID, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Spain is considering a deal with Gazprom to tender 20 percent of its Repsol stake in a move that pushes Moscow deeper into the European market.

Obama hears from world leaders

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The most recent foreign leaders to call U.S. President-elect Barack Obama have been the presidents of Russia and China, who phoned Saturday.

Spain announces plan to help homeowners

MADRID, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced his intention Monday to help unemployed workers keep their homes.

Spanish leader condemn bombing

MADRID, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos have condemned the car bombing at a Spanish university that injured 17 people.
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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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