Rubens Valente has been a reporter since 1989. He worked for 10 years in the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.
He was a reporter at Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo. He has received 20 national and international awards, including two for journalistic excellence from the Inter American Press Association and the Esso Reporting Award.
He has written two books, including Os fuzis e as flechas: A História de sangue e resistência indígena na ditadura (Coleção arquivos da repressão no Brasil), released in 2017.