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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.

3 October 2022

Microlino to soon be available in Belgium

The new Microlino, a three- or four-wheeled electric mini-car with a range of 90 to 230 km, will soon be available in Belgium. It will be […]
29 September 2022

Brussels rolls out first green hydrogen-powered taxi

The Brussels-based company Taxi Verts has launched their first hydrogen car into service for the Belgian capital. The vehicle is being tested with the help of […]
27 September 2022

Lightopia. Europe’s largest light festival comes to Belgium for first edition outside UK

Lightopia Festival, Europe’s biggest lantern and light festival is coming to Belgium this winter. From November 18th to January 8th 2023 at the Château de Grand-Bigard […]
26 September 2022

Flanders to host World Cup gravel racing in 2024

Flanders will host the gravel racing world cup in 2024, following the success of last year’s road cycling world championship, namely the UCI Gravel World Series. […]
22 September 2022

Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts reopens with a weekend festival and stunning new programme

After a ten year closure, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts, otherwise known as KMSKA, marks its keenly-awaited grand […]
22 September 2022

Why Pajottenland is a perfect Autumn get away

Harvest is just around the bend, and Flemish Brabant’s forests are slowly turning shades of burgundy, orange, and gold – beckoning you to lace up those […]
21 September 2022

Air pollution decreased by almost 90% in Brussels on car free Sunday

Sunday, 18 September, marked the annual Car Free Sunday in Brussels, when all the roads in the capital region are closed to motorized traffic. On this […]
20 September 2022

Brussels launches pilot to prescribe free museum visits for mental health patients

As of September 12th, psychiatrists in Brussels are able to prescribe museum tours to people suffering from mental health issues. The city of Brussels has developed […]
19 September 2022

Ryanair extends contract at Brussels Charleroi airport

Ryanair has had a bumpy season in Belgium, scattered with strikes, threats and lawsuits. After a few strikes from pilots displeased with their wages and working […]
16 September 2022

Signposting system of Brussels’ new cycling node network inaugurated during Mobility Week

The signposting of the new cycling node network is being inaugurated during the launch of Mobility week in Brussels (from 16 to 22 September). By the […]
16 September 2022

Brussels Airport noise complaints far from being resolved

Noise complaints caused by planes flying over some Brussels’ municipalities have not gone away. The pressure is thus mounting on the Federal Minister of Mobility, who […]
15 September 2022

Travelling by train in Belgium? Soon you can pick up your local groceries at your station

It’s a busy life we’re living in anno 2022. Most of us are working a full-time job, we’ve got about a trillion different hobbies, social obligations […]
15 September 2022

Brussels at the crossroads of contemporary art this fall

This fall the cultural agenda in Brussels is full of surprises. Contemporary art is a huge cultural success, with a varied offer that speaks volumes about […]
14 September 2022

Discovering UNESCO’s 500 km route in Wallonia

Going on holiday with your bike is very 2022, if you ask us. It just feels like the right move in a time where we’re very […]
12 September 2022

Over 4.4 million passengers welcomed at Brussels Airport over the summer

Over the summer holidays, Brussels Airport welcomed more than 4.4 million passengers, far exceeding the forecasted number. This strong result is about 81% of the number […]
12 September 2022

New Legoland park to open near Brussels by 2027

A new Legoland theme park will be built near Charleroi Airport, with the expected opening date in 2027, the Walloon Government said last Tuesday. Last week, […]
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