Manuel Rueda covers Mexico for Univision News.
A fan of history books, documentaries and literature, Rueda has enjoyed the reporter’s lifestyle for about four years. First he traveled all over Colombia, reporting on that country’s politics, its people and the so-called ‘war on drugs’ for outlets such as CBC Radio Canada, Current TV and Free Speech Radio News. After a brief stint in Miami, where he became somewhat familiar with the Cuban-American Community, Rueda joined Univision News, and took the three hour flight to Mexico City.
A dual citizen of Venezuela and Colombia, Rueda likes to travel around whenever there’s a chance. He has been to most South American countries –except for Paraguay and the Guyanas- and has had a chance to hang out in Barcelona, Capetown and Beijing.
Rueda is a graduate of the Columbia University Journalism School and has an undergraduate degree in international affairs from the University of Virginia. He speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese, and was recently awarded a scholarship for international reporting, from the New York-based Foreign Press Association.
When he’s not in front of his computer, or behind a microphone, Rueda likes to go hiking, to visit museums and to listen to all sorts of music. You may occasionally spot him at a Cuban salsa club in Mexico City.