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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 February 2023

Threat of strike at Brussels Airlines averted as agreement with pilots is reached

On Friday February 24th, Brussels Airlines’ management and unions reached an agreement on pilots’ salaries, union sources said. The threat of a strike that had been […]
24 February 2023

The grand restoration of Brussels’ Justice Palace to start in 2024

The restoration works on the Justice Palace in Brussels will finally commence after the summer of 2023. This comes after more than 40 years since the […]
23 February 2023

New Rhum Festival is to coming to Brussels in March

Belgium has a never-ending love for beer. That may be a cliché but it’s definitely one of those you can’t deny. Every city, every town, every […]
22 February 2023

Happiness immersive experience opens in Brussels this spring

An immersive art exhibition aimed to give visitors’ brains a “happy boost” will open on 31 March in Brussels. Simply called “HAPPINESS“, the expo focuses on […]
21 February 2023

Tram to link Brussels with Zaventem Airport by 2028

The tram connecting Brussels to Zaventem Airport could start operating as early as 2028, as reported by Belgian news outlet DHnet. While the permit for the […]
15 February 2023

Four-day festival honours novelist Georges Simenon in Liège this spring

Georges Simenon was one of the most popular authors of the 20th century. Born in 1903 in the Belgian city of Liège, he published around 400 […]
14 February 2023

Airbnb launches new ‘Heritage’ category in Belgium

On January 29th, Airbnb announced the signing of a new partnership with the Royal Association of Historic Houses & Gardens of Belgium as well as the […]
13 February 2023

Climate activists block private jet terminal at Brussels Airport

This morning climate activists from three groups blocked the private jet terminal at Brussels Airport, denouncing the rich people flying privately. Organised by Extinction Rebellion and […]
9 February 2023

5 green spots around Brussels for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day

What to do for Valentine? It’s a question many of us will have to answer in the upcoming days, with February 14th just around the corner. […]
8 February 2023

5 Valentine’s Day activities to try out in Brussels

In just a few days’ time, we’ll be celebrating the most romantic day of the year. Even though Valentine might seem like a commercial feast to […]
8 February 2023

The world’s biggest speed dating event will take place in Brussels amid Valentine’s Day

If you’re single, there are certain days in the year which can feel a little weird or awkward. Take Christmas for example: each and every year, […]
6 February 2023

Brussels Airlines’ pilots to strike if an agreement with management is not reached

There is a risk that Brussels Airlines’ pilots might conduct strikes every Sunday between 26 February and 26 March. In a letter sent to the staff, […]
6 February 2023

Belgian couple abandons baby at check-in counter at Ben Gurion airport

On January 31st, a Belgian couple traveling back to Belgium from Israel almost left without their baby. The parents assumed that they would not have to […]
3 February 2023

Two out of five Belgians will opt for less expensive holidays in 2023

Two out of five Belgians will opt for less expensive holidays in 2023 due to the current crisis and rising prices, a new survey says. According […]
2 February 2023

Plane wastewater analysis finds no Covid variants of concern from China

Following China’s reopening of borders to international travel and abandonment of the strict quarantine rules, several countries around the world have re-instated travel restrictions, including pre-departure, […]
1 February 2023

Zwanze traditions for cold, thirsty cost-savers

As Belgians hunker down in chilly houses, their living standards crushed by mounting energy and mortgage costs, could quaint café customs be rekindled for the modern […]
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