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Islamic 'Martin 'Luther' issues his proclamation

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Two high-profile personalities recently took actions -- one outside the United States and one within -- that couldn't be any farther apart in terms of their global impact.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: From Tbilisi to Taliban

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Georgia is a geopolitical sideshow next to Pakistan, one of the world’s eight nuclear powers, without Musharraf. The future of NATO is not at stake in Georgia, but it is in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Venezuelans queue for 'Don Quixote'

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 24 (UPI) -- Thousands of people lined up in Venezuela's capital and other major cities this weekend to get free copies of a 400-year-old novel.

400th anniversary of 'Quixote' to be feted

MADRID, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Spanish region of Castille-La Mancha will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's novel, "Don Quixote" in 2005.

Spain to mark Don Quixote centenary

MADRID, April 20 (UPI) -- Spain is making plans to mark the fourth centenary of the publication of the novel Don Quixote in a big way next year, the newspaper El Pais reported.

Stokes Mitchell dreams impossible dream

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Brian Stokes Mitchell is dreaming his own impossible dream by singing Don Quixote in a Broadway revival of "Man of La Mancha," a role that validates his positio
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Sancho Panza is a fictional character in the novel Don Quixote written by Spanish author Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1602. Sancho acts as squire to Don Quixote, and provides comments throughout the novel, known as sanchismos, that are a combination of broad humor, ironic Spanish proverbs, and earthy wit. "Panza" means 'belly,' and is alternately spelled pança.

Sancho Panza is not a servant of Alonso Quijano before his madness turns him into Don Quixote, but a peasant living in the same unnamed village. When the novel begins Sancho has been married for a long time to a woman named Teresa Cascajo and has a daughter, María Sancha (also named Marisancha, Marica, María, Sancha and Sanchica), who is said to be old enough to be married. Sancho's wife is described more or less as a feminine version of Sancho, both in looks and behaviour. When Don Quixote proposes Sancho to be his squire, neither he nor his family strongly oppose it.

Sancho is illiterate and proud of it but by influence of his new master he develops considerable knowledge about some books. During the travels with Don Quixote he keeps contact with his wife by dictating letters addressed to her.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sancho Panza."
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