Jesús Rosas Marcano

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Jesús Rosas Marcano
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Born (1930-01-05)5 January 1930
La Asunción, Nueva Esparta
Died 7 May 2001(2001-05-07) (aged 71)
Occupation journalist, poet, writer
Nationality Venezuelan

Jesús Rosas Marcano (La Asunción, 5 January 1930 - Caracas, 7 May 2001), was a Venezuelan educator, journalist, poet and composer of folk songs popularized by the group Un Solo Pueblo, such as "Botaste la bola" and "Negro como yo".

In 1945, graduated as school teacher in the Miguel Antonio Caro Institute. Began his career at the Rural School Caurimare in east Caracas. Later, studied journalism in the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), receiving postgraduate education at the Sorbonne University of Paris. From his return in the late 1950s, starts working as teacher and researcher in his alma mater. Worked as reporter for the newspaper Últimas Noticias, directed by Oscar Yánes, starting to write humorous verses under the pseudonym of Ross Mar. For twenty years, Rosas had the columns Capilla Ardiente and Espuma de los Días, both in daily El Nacional.

In the 1980s, begins with the column Veinte Líneas in "El Diario de Caracas". Also, was columnist of weekly "Quinto Día" from 1998. In 1999, was invited to collaborate in "Así es la Noticia", where returned with Capilla Ardiente. In the newspaper "Sol de Margarita", wrote a weekly humor page under the name of Pata e 'cabra, which allowed him to be contributor of the humoristic newspaper Camaleón. Between his career as poet, can be mentioned the works "Proclama de la espiga" (1958), "Cotiledón, Cotiledón, la vida" (1965), "Manso vidrio del aire" (1968), "Así en la tierra como en el cielo" (1976), among others. In his labor as school teacher, worked in publications for children like: "Tricolor", "La ventana mágica" and "Onza, tigre y león".

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