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.

28 October 2021

How are cities reducing their footprint and becoming more attractive to tourism?

Attracting tourism continues to pose a significant challenge for cities and municipalities who in the midst of the pandemic need to shuffle their priorities, especially given […]
26 October 2021
Plane cabin

Do you know how high a commercial plane flies and why?

You stand in line to use the restroom, hands in your pockets, a constant hum in your ears. You look out the window and see a […]
20 October 2021

Interactive photos show what sea level rise in major cities could look like

New research by the independent organization Climate Central shows in striking images what the world would look like if no actions are taken to curb climate […]
20 October 2021

4 Mexican traditions to honor the Dead

A woman powders her cheeks and forehead, the area above her lips. Her eyes are surrounded by blackness. She smiles and continues with the task, one […]
14 October 2021

Nicholas Hodac: “The future of sustainable food systems is in our hands”

The 2nd edition of the Farm to Fork Conference starts today in Brussels, an event focusing on the initiatives linked to the EU Farm to Fork […]
1 October 2021
Almaty

Souvenirs of Almaty

I look out the window this morning and see the tree in the neighbor’s backyard, the coffee is brewing behind me, and I can’t help wondering: […]
8 September 2021

Will it be possible to keep our gym routines in the ‘new reality’?

Take a moment to look at your life, the routines that you have now and you didn’t use to. The ones that you no longer have. […]
12 August 2021

Explorerssaurus. Meet the couple with the most amazing travel photos on Instagram

Raquel Janeiro, 25, and Miguel Mimoso, 31, better known as Explorerssaurus on Instagram, are the Portuguese travelers who see the world as their backyard. Their Instagram […]
30 June 2021

Top 10 world’s coolest streets in 2021

What is it that makes a street lively, appealing? The arrangement of shops, the color of the buildings, the street art, the atmosphere of bars and […]
28 April 2021

30 years ago Metallica played in Moscow for 1.6 million people

It happened in Moscow in September of 1991, in the final days of the Soviet Union. The American rock band Metallica gave a concert in a […]
23 April 2021

How are literary conferences adapting to the post-Covid world?

In the garden I stood holding up a T-shirt from the stall when I heard his voice. “Hey, you already bought two, leave some for me.” […]
19 April 2021

Eduard Torres: “Barcelona is a safe destination”

I brought the glass of wine to my lips and saw the light pouring in through the foliage, fine beams of gold streaking the grounds of […]
12 April 2021

Gloria Guevara: “We believe we are finally coming to the light at the end of the tunnel”

A year has gone by and the world has not recovered from the effects of the pandemic. Vaccination campaigns across the globe are underway and it […]
26 March 2021

This is how the Brussels Palace of Justice looks without scaffolding

In mid March it was reported that the scaffolding of the Brussels Palace of Justice would have to be replaced. The scaffolding, which has been in […]
4 March 2021

This 400 km cycling path takes you from Paris to Normandy

Do you enjoy cycling? Do you like to get lost in nature and admire the cultural heritage that France has to offer? If that’s the case, […]
2 March 2021

Discover the yellow city of Izamal in Mexico

Imagine a city within a city. Imagine walking amid the ruins of the Maya civilization, covered in lush vegetation, then you stop for a moment and […]
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