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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.

28 February 2023

Macao lifts mask requirement for most locations

As of Monday February 27th, wearing a mask outdoors is no longer required in Macao. The day before, the Macao’s Response Coordination Center stated that the […]
21 February 2023

Macao overtakes London as the world’s new five-star capital

For many years London remained the city with the most five-star hotels but the British capital has now lost its crown to Macao in Forbes Travel […]
15 February 2023

Macao and Hong Kong unveil new joint tourism efforts

Macao and Hong Kong are working together to deepen their tourism cooperation. The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) invited over 100 Hong Kong tourism industry leaders […]
11 January 2023

Macau set to diversify its tourism offer beyond gambling

In December of 2022, the six Macau gaming operators renewed the concession contract for the next ten years and pledged to focus on diversification of the […]
15 December 2022

Macau to allow home isolation for people with Covid

Authorities in Macau are easing Covid-related measures as they have announced that from Wednesday December 14th, individuals who get a positive Covid test may isolate at […]
1 November 2022

China loosens visa rules for mainland residents traveling to Macau

Residents of mainland China will be allowed to visit Macau using an online visa system as of Tuesday November 1st, officials said. The move, which is […]
12 August 2022

Macao resumes quarantine-free travel with mainland China

On Wednesday 3 August, authorities in Macao announced people could enter the neighboring mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai without quarantine. The move is a further relaxation […]
13 August 2021

Covid-19. Negative test results for the entire population of Macao

Macao authorities announced this week that all Covid-19 tests to its inhabitants were negative, following a massive three days testing. In total, 716,251 people were tested […]
3 March 2021

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes: “We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel”

Authorities in Macao reported that there hasn’t been a single Covid-19 case in more than six months. The hospitality and tourism sector in the city are […]
22 February 2021

Macau aims for 10 million visitors in 2021

Macau Government Tourism Office has drawn up five specific strategies in the hopes of enabling Macau to reach its ambitious goal of 10 million visitors in […]
12 January 2021

Macau foresees a solid recovery for 2021

Authorities in Macau report that there hasn’t been a single Covid-19 case in in more than six months. The hospitality and tourism sector in the city […]
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