Bolivian René Marcelo Ortubé Betancourt was born in La Paz in 1964. He was a successful international referee from 1992 till the end of 2009 (18 years!) when he had to retire because of his age. Rene (sometimes Marcelo) then also retired from the national competition.
His first official match as a referee was in 1989, his fist international match was Peru vs Venezuela.
Nationally he took charge of more than 550 Liga matches. For a list of his international matches is long, see his palmares. Ortube officiated one match at the 2002 World Cup.
Both Rene's dad Arturo and his uncle Oscar were FIFA referees. They taught him the ropes. When he was young Rene was forbidden to go see his dad referee. His parents were afraid he would hear people yell bad things about his dad in the stadium. Rene often went anyway, running home in time before his parents came back.