Patricia Villarruel is currently a news correspondent for the newspaper El Universo (EC) in Spain. She began her career at El Comercio (EC) where she headed a section of the newspaper before holding the post of Correspondent in Spain, from 2000 to 2006. The ""Unión Nacional de Periodistas"" recognized her work by giving her the 2004 National Journalism Award. Currently she is concluding the edition of a book on Latin American migrants living in Madrid.