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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 April 2022

Belgian Pride is back in Brussels

On the 21st of May, after a two-year absence, Belgian Pride will once again be putting the LGBTI+ community in the spotlight and decorating the streets […]
27 April 2022

Guided tours in Brussels start again this spring, focusing on the city’s industrial past

The Belgian capital has just launched last week its third season of guided tours. The initiative comes from Explore Brussels and the Brussels Capital Region and […]
26 April 2022

The Best of Portugal is back this year in Brussels

The Best of Portugal is back this year in Brussels and will take place at the Cinquentenaire Park on the 18th and 19th of June. Organized […]
22 April 2022

3 Belgian castles you need to visit this spring

When we were kids, we’ve all dreamt about it: living in a castle. At the time, it seemed like the reasonable thing to do. Whether you […]
21 April 2022

Charleroi is about to get a new food market

Food markets have been all the rage in Europe for a few years now. In Belgium, things took a little longer to take off, but now […]
21 April 2022

100th anniversary of the Garden Cities of the Brussels Region

The majority of the Brussels-Capital Region’s garden cities were built a century ago. To celebrate the occasion, the month of May will bring a festival of […]
19 April 2022

Panorama Mont Des Arts Festival to take place in the heart of Brussels

From April 23rd to May 1st, a wide range of participating institutions will open their doors in downtown Brussels with a unique Panorama Program. Hidden roof […]
18 April 2022

Flanders invests 3 million euros to encourage brewery tourism

Belgium is famous around the world for its beers and the centuries old tradition of brewing and the Flemish minister of tourism, Zuhal Demir, believes there […]
18 April 2022

3-day strike of Belgium-based Ryanair staff planned at the end of the week

At the beginning of the month, an indefinite strike notice was introduced to Ryanair management in Dublin by Belgian trade unions CNE and ACV Puls, on […]
18 April 2022

Brussels Tram Museum to resume retro tram rides for first time since pandemic

Retro tram rides will resume in Brussels for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic halted the service, announced the Brussels Tram Museum. Introduced in 2019 […]
18 April 2022

Air pollution becomes a major concern in Brussels

The results of the first phase of the new “Brussels for Clean Air” project—the largest ever survey on air pollution in the region—highlight concerns about major […]
15 April 2022

Climate change boosts wine production in Belgium

Belgium will be eternally linked to its famous beer, however wine production is gaining momentum as a result of climate change and rising temperatures. 1. Wine […]
15 April 2022

Brussels’ Iris Festival returns after a two-year pause

After a two-year pause, the Iris Festival will be held in Brussels on May 7th and 8th. It will mark the 33rd anniversary of the Brussels-Capital […]
14 April 2022

1.1 million passengers at Brussels Airport in March, 6 times more than in 2021, yet only 56% of 2019

In March 2022, more than 1.1 million passengers chose Brussels Airport, an increase of 500% in comparison with March 2021, but a decline of 44% compared […]
14 April 2022

88 years since the infamous theft of ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ in Ghent

April 11th marked the 88th anniversary of the infamous theft that took place in St. Bavo’s Cathedral, in Ghent, where two panels of ‘The Adoration of […]
13 April 2022

Bluebell Festival is back in Flanders after 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions

Located 15km away from Brussels, the Flemish Brabant town of Halle expects to receive thousands of visitors, after 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions, to see the […]
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