managing editor, Rumbo newspapers, Houston
Born and raised in Toluca, Mexico, Ruiz-Camacho earned his bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He began his career as a deputy copy editor and then an arts and culture reporter for Reforma Newspaper in Mexico City. In 1998, he moved to Madrid as the foreign correspondent at El Financiero Newspaper. He returned to Mexico later that year for the paper as one of their special affairs reporters. He moved to To2.com to be editor-in-chief in both Mexico City and Houston, Texas in 2000. The following year, he became the op-ed contributor on technology in Latin America for Milenio Newspaper. He moved back to Madrid in 2002 to be a contributing writer at Travesias Magazine. He then settled in Texas in 2004, first as the managing editor for Daily Rumbo de Austin and then in 2006, as the managing editor for Weekly Rumbo, a Spanish language newspaper network for first and second-generation Latinos in the San Antonio, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley areas. Since early 2007, he has overseen an independent blog on the immigration of Mexican young professionals called “Periferico Sur (Northbound).” He received the Bronze Award in the Outstanding Daily category by the National Association of Hispanic Publications in 2006.
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