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Pablo Villarrubia

Investigative journalist

& writer

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Pablo Villarrubia

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BIOGRAPHY

Pablo Villarrubia Mauso (1962) is a Brazilian journalist, reporter, and writer, best known for his work on the Spanish program Cuarto Milenio.

He was born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1962. Son of Spanish parents (his mother was born in the San Telmo neighborhood, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), he was attracted to mystery from a young age. His grandfather (who had worked in the Spanish protectorate of Morocco and in the Canary Islands) promoted in him a love for travel and, especially, for knowledge. According to Villarrubia, he used to manually copy data from various genres in the library of his neighborhood, including "narratives of ancient expeditions and the chronicles of spacecraft launches to the Moon and other planets."

At the age of 19, he started working as a DJ, alongside a friend, in some venues in the city of São Paulo, a job he held until he was 21.

He graduated in journalism from the Faculdade Cásper Líbero, in São Paulo, in 1986, and began his journalistic career in 1988. Following this, he worked for a period of time at a weekly newspaper in São Paulo, the "City News-Jornal da Cidade". It was during his work at this newspaper that, at the end of 1989, he interviewed the Spanish researchers J. J. Benítez and Fernando Jiménez del Oso, who had traveled to Brazil to film a documentary for the series "En Busca del Misterio," subsequently accompanying them on the report about Gasparetto. It was then that Jiménez del Oso proposed him to be a correspondent for the magazine "Más Allá," of which he was the director. Thus, he moved to Spain and began collaborating in its magazines "Espacio y Tiempo" and "Enigmas del Hombre y del Universo." He established his permanent residence in Spain in 1992 (although, as he indicates, he travels to Brazil every year to "get in touch" with the people of his native country, which has allowed him to investigate some very important cases within the fields of ufology and parapsychology in South America and to study ancient Amerindian civilizations). It was during the first stage of the magazine "Enigmas" where he would meet many of his current colleagues from Milenio 3 and Cuarto Milenio, who also worked there. In 1997, he began his career as a writer.

During his numerous travels around the world, he has interviewed archaeologists from all over the world and visited archaeological sites and museums on three continents. This led him to want to better understand the Spanish print media in relation to the dissemination of archaeology. Thus, due to the absence of existing studies on this historical field in journalism, he began to develop research in that direction, which concluded with the elaboration of his doctoral thesis "Archaeological Journalism and Information Company," which was the first doctoral thesis "of this genre presented in Spain." In 2005, he obtained his PhD in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Currently, Villarrubia is working on several projects related to historical novels, based on the personal data he has obtained through his many travels and experiences lived.

In addition to his career as a writer, Villarrubia continues to publish reports periodically, which he combines with the publication of new books and his participation in various media, both in print, radio, and television for Spain and Brazil. Thus, he currently works as a reporter-screenwriter for the Spanish program Cuarto Milenio, on Cuatro TV.

Investigative journalist & writer
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