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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.

27 January 2022

Brussels will be filled with light in February

Bright Brussels, the festival of lights in the capital, is back for a sixth edition from 10 to 13 February 2022. Alongside the Royal Quarter and […]
25 January 2022

A brand new Magritte shop has just opened its doors in Brussels

Belgium might not be the biggest country in the world, nor the most powerful. Some people probably couldn’t even put it on a map. Yet if […]
20 January 2022

Belgian teenage pilot Zara Rutherford completes solo round-world record

On Thursday January 20th, the Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford broke the world record as the youngest woman to fly solo around the world, landing her light […]
20 January 2022

Belgium starts making seawater drinkable

Flanders’ largest drinking water company, De Watergroep, is planning to convert sea water into a source of drinking water. The last few summers have been particularly […]
17 January 2022

Brussels to become greener and more bicycle-friendly

The City of Brussels has applied for an urban planning permit for the redevelopment of the public space around the new administrative center, reports Belgian news […]
17 January 2022

Omicron: 73% of Belgians go to sports clubs for physical immunity and mental health

January is definitely the month for good resolutions, and sport and fitness are cited among the most important. However, the context is quite different since the […]
14 January 2022

9.4 million passengers at Brussels Airport in 2021, 39% more than in 2020

In 2021, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 9.4 million passengers, that is 39% more than in the crisis year 2020, but a decline of 64% compared to […]
13 January 2022

Covid Safe Ticket likely to be extended in Brussels until mid-April

The Covid Safe Ticket (CST) may be extended in Brussels until mid-April. This was approved by the parliamentary Health Committee on Tuesday January 11th, Belgian news […]
13 January 2022

Brussels Airlines CEO Peter Gerber: “We expect to be profitable again as from next year”

The past year has been a challenging one for Brussels Airlines. Ten months at the helm of the Belgian airline, CEO Peter Gerber gave an interview […]
12 January 2022

Artist from Aalst wins international street art competition

Nigel Leirens has become the number 1 in an international street art contest with the work “The Girl with the Windmills”. Leirens is a Ghent native […]
10 January 2022

New “boarding tax” in Belgium to make tickets up to 10 euros more expensive

All flights out of Belgium will now be subject to the new “boarding” tax which entails an increase in the price of airline tickets of up […]
7 January 2022

Fake PCR tests caught at Brussels Airport can send you to prison

Forging a PCR test to go through the Brussels Airport may not be the greatest idea. The Criminal Court of Brussels is imposing prison terms of […]
7 January 2022

Belgium maintains measures as Omicron expected to peak by mid-January

Belgium’s Consultative Committee held its first meeting of 2022 on Thursday, January 6th to evaluate the current measures to fight the spread of the Omicron variant. […]
6 January 2022

Brussels Airlines operates 3,000 empty flights to keep its slots

Brussels Airlines has operated 3,000 flights without passengers this winter to avoid losing take-off and landing slots, reports Le Soir. The Lufthansa group, Brussels Airlines parent company, will cancel […]
3 January 2022

Meet the best Belgian chocolate makers for 2022

The new 2022 edition of the Gault & Millau guide reveals who the best who Belgian chocolate makers are. The guide offers a wide and most […]
29 December 2021

Where to celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Brussels in normal times?

If the pandemic wasn’t here, everybody now would be busy planning the perfect 2022 party or New Year’s Eve dinner. But we all know that big […]
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