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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.

23 January 2021

A new way to repurpose the Religious Heritage in Flanders

A blackbird lands on the branch of a pear tree and sings, the notes of its melody reaching the ears of a passerby on Boeveriestraat, perhaps […]
22 January 2021

10 Instagrammable places in Antwerp

Antwerp is known as the city where you can buy diamonds. It is located on the Scheldt river in the Flemish region (Flanders) of Belgium and […]
21 January 2021

Brussels Airlines to cancel 900 flights in February and March

Brussels Airlines will cancel a total of 900 flights in February and March, after failing to register a sufficient number of bookings, due to the coronavirus […]
19 January 2021

Skyhall at Brussels Airport to become vaccination centre

As part of the vaccination rollout plan in Belgium, the Skyhall, the iconic former transit hall at Brussels Airport, is set to become the vaccination centre […]
18 January 2021

Royal British Legion Brussels history unveiled

Did you know that about 6,000 British servicemen wed Belgian women and settled here after WW2? Or that Princess Margaret’s divorcee lover Peter Townsend was unceremoniously […]
15 January 2021

8 best places to go skiing in Belgium

If you live in Belgium and love to do winter sports or skiing, there’s no need to go to France or Switzerland, or to any other […]
14 January 2021

24 hours in Mechelen

Mechelen is a Flemish city located between Brussels and Antwerp in northern Belgium. It is one of Flanders’ most prominent cities of historical art and was […]
14 January 2021

Amélie Nothomb: Belgium’s most eccentric writer?

To get to know Amélie Nothomb is to get know Belgium itself. The writer, like the country, is full of contradictions. Belgium is just a third […]
13 January 2021
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Covid-19 infections rise by 30% in Belgium

According to the latest figures published by the Sciensano public health institute on Wednesday, January 13th, the average new daily infections in Belgium has risen by […]
13 January 2021

5 refreshing walks in Brussels

With many people working from home, and leisure activities and socialising severely reduced, it is more important than ever to get outside, stretch your legs and […]
11 January 2021

Mini-Europe survives the crisis: It will remain in Heizel

The future of Mini-Europe, the popular tourist attraction in Brussels, has been secured. The famous park providing miniature reconstructions of some of the continent’s most iconic […]
11 January 2021

Belgium announces 2 week extension of lockdown measures

On Friday afternoon, Belgium’s Consultative Committee announced the extension of current lockdown rules in Belgium, stating that they will remain in place for at least 2 […]
11 January 2021

Hotels in Brussels report losses of 90% in 2020

Hotels in Brussels recorded a drop in income of 25% during the first quarter of 2020, while in the second quarter the fall, when the pandemic […]
6 January 2021

Visiting the House of European History in Brussels

On the 7th of December, the House of European History reopened its doors to visitors. The new temporary exhibition is called: “Fake for Real: A History […]
6 January 2021

Belgium: Vaccination available for all legal residents regardless of nationality

Belgium will make no distinction between people with and without the Belgian nationality when vaccinating the population against the coronavirus, as long as All legal residents […]
4 January 2021

Brussels Airport: Passengers exasperated by long queue at PLF-checkpoint

On Sunday January 3rd, long queues at Brussels Airport to check the Passenger Location Forms (PLF) for passengers arriving from abroad has caused a stir, even […]
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