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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.

29 June 2022

Risk of more strikes at Brussels Airlines continues to loom in air

A three-day strike at Brussels Airlines ended on Saturday June 25th yet possible new actions are already looming on the horizon. On Monday, the unions said […]
28 June 2022

34 restaurants in Brussels that are open on Mondays

Visiting a city on a Monday can be quite the tricky experience. Whereas before, Sundays often used to be the days during which there was the […]
27 June 2022

Tall Ships and chubby beers – July’s big weekend in Antwerp

The Tall Ships Race returns to Antwerp this year for the 7th time, mooring at the Scheldt Quays from 22 to 25 July 2022. This completely free event is a chance to […]
27 June 2022

Strike at Brussels Airlines ends after three days

 Brussels Airlines has resumed its services after a three-day strike from 23 June to 25 June. The strike of the airlines’ cabin crew and pilots led […]
23 June 2022

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels celebrates its 175th anniversary this year

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels are among the most prominent landmarks of the city. They are currently on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage […]
23 June 2022

Does the phallus make the man? A must-visit 2022 exhibition in Ghent

Specially commended during European Museum of the Year Award 2022, Ghent University Museum (GUM) is a new science museum pleasantly situated at the heart of the […]
22 June 2022

Brussels Airlines to strike between 23-25 June

After the national strike that prevented all flights from departing from Zaventem Airport, in Brussels, Brussels Airlines announced another strike on 23, 24 and 25 June, […]
21 June 2022

Why you should visit Mechelen this Summer

Situated between Brussels and Antwerp, Mechelen is arguably the hidden gem of Flanders. It’s a historic city, encircled by lakes and winding rivers and charming villages […]
21 June 2022

Open-air cinema screenings to be held across Brussels from 1 to 15 July

The next edition of the free open-air film festival, “Bruxelles fait son cinéma”, will take place from July 1 to 15 at several sites around the […]
20 June 2022

Brussels Airport cancels all departing flights on June 20

No flights will depart from Brussels Airport today, June 20, due to a national strike. Yesterday, the airport was expecting waiting times up to 8 hours […]
16 June 2022

Brussels Airport advises passengers to reschedule their flights due to strike on June 20

Due to the announced strike of a large number of the security personnel of G4S on June 20, Brussels Airport foresees heavy disruption on its operations. […]
15 June 2022

Napoleon and Wellington set to lock horns again at Battle of Waterloo re-enactment

Known throughout the world, the Battle of Waterloo shook Europe in 1815. After a two year absence, the traditional reconstruction of the Battle of Waterloo is back. […]
15 June 2022

Belgium’s Paradise City Festival set to become one of the greenest festivals in the world

This year the electronic music festival Paradise City in Perk, a few miles outside of Brussels, will be offering night train services to visitors so that […]
15 June 2022

Green refreshing spots in Leuven

Leuven is known for its stunning medieval squares, great shopping and for KU Leuven, its world-leading university (Big Bang Theory, anyone?), but it’s also blessed with […]
14 June 2022

Brussels Terrasse O² becomes the largest open-air coworking in Belgium

How and where we work has changed a lot over the years. A few decades ago, each and every one of us who had a job […]
13 June 2022

Why are trains to Brussels Airport so expensive?

There are two public transport options to reach Brussels Airport from the city. One is the number 12 bus, which takes about an hour, and in […]
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