Journalism and Professional Work
Since the 1950s Ruben Cotelo reviewed cinema and literature for the newspaper El País and the weekly Marcha. At El País he directed the weekly Literature Supplement from 1955 to 1966 and the news desk until 1968. In the 1960s he also contributed to American newspapers (The Record of Hackensack, New Jersey, Oakland Tribune, California). He was war correspondent to the Vietnam War in 1967.
In 1969 he became editor and international expert for Cinterfor an agency of the ILO, International Labor Organization for whom he traveled extensively in the Americas and Europe. After his retirement he wrote for literary publications such as Vuelta (Buenos Aires), Jaque and Alternativa (Montevideo) and the Revista Iberoamericana de Literatura (Detroit).
Ruben Cotelo died in 2006 after a long battle with cancer. He left unfinished essays, studies and manuscripts on Vivian Trias, Juan Carlos Onetti, Justino Zavala Muniz, and other literature figures of Uruguay.
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