Mauricio Ruiz.


Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

8 December 2022

Indigenous peoples are reshaping Canada’s tourism landscape

There are approximately 2 million people in Canada who identify as Indigenous, representing about 5 percent of the population. This includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis. […]
7 December 2022

These strikes are set to cause travel disruption across Europe in December

December is a busy month at airports around the world. Many people return home for Christmas and airports fill up with passengers eager to reconnect with […]
7 December 2022

Brussels to become the capital of Art Nouveau in 2023

The Brussels Region has announced that next year will be the Art Nouveau Year as an important anniversary will be celebrated in the Capital of Europe. […]
7 December 2022

Did you know that China is turning deserts into arable lands?

China has barely 12% arable land despite its vast area in square kilometers. For many years, scientists in the country have tried to find ways increase […]
6 December 2022

Wallonia to create 30 new nature reserves

On Thursday December 1st, the Walloon government in Belgium approved the creation of 30 new nature reserves and the extension of 23 existing ones, covering a […]
6 December 2022

Amsterdam to launch campaign aimed at discouraging alcohol, drugs and sex tourism

Amsterdam wants to take a series of measures to curb nightlife tourism. In the proposed reforms, foreign tourists who only come to the city for alcohol, […]
6 December 2022

These are the world’s most expensive cities to live in 2022

The world’s most expensive cities are New York and Singapore, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit. This is […]
6 December 2022

Lightyear 0. The world’s first solar electric car is now in production

Dutch company Lightyear has announced the production of its first vehicles at the Valmet Automotive’s Finland facility this year. Developer of the world’s first solar-electric car, […]
5 December 2022

Belgium to ban smoking in some open-air public spaces as of 2025

On Friday December 2nd, Belgium’s federal government defined the main points of its anti-smoking plan with several stricter measures set to be implemented in the years […]
5 December 2022

You will have to pay to enter these destinations in 2023

An estimated 700 million tourists traveled internationally between January and September of 2022, as reported by the United Nations World Travel Organization. The number was more […]
5 December 2022

‘Time traveler’ claims to know who will win the World Cup 2022

A Tik Tok user nicknamed the “Time Traveler” has caused a stir on social media when the user uploaded a video revealing who would win the […]
5 December 2022

Strikes at Eurostar set to cause havoc before Christmas

On Wednesday November 30th, a British union representing transport workers announced that security staff at Eurostar will strike for four days in December, in the period […]
1 December 2022

Bridget McCutchen wants to be the youngest person to travel the world on a motorcycle

Bridget McCutchen is a young biker from northern Wisconsin who has has set herself the goal of entering the Guinness Book as the youngest person in […]
30 November 2022

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China

China currently ranks second on the list of countries with the highest number of UNESCO heritage-listed attractions, only second to Italy. With a total of 56 […]
30 November 2022

A new skyscraper is set to redefine Austin’s urban landscape

A large construction project is set to change the urban landscape of Austin. At 1,035 feet (315 meters), the Wilson Tower is expected to become the […]
30 November 2022

EU to pursue large-scale commercial use of drones

On Tuesday November 29th, the European Commission adopted the European Drone Strategy 2.0, which sets out a vision for the further development of the European drone […]
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