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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.

7 November 2022

Hundreds of climate activists block private jets at Amsterdam Schiphol

Hundreds of climate activists were arrested on Saturday November 5th at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport after they jumped over fences and occupied a parking area for private […]
4 November 2022

Dutch students invent promising zero-emissions car

In the race for climate neutral solutions to mobility, a group of Dutch students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (EUT) invented a zero-emissions car that […]
1 November 2022

Schiphol Airport extends compensation for passengers affected by long queues

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport has been one of the most affected hubs by the recovery of the aviation sector this year. The lack of staff saw the […]
27 October 2022

Amsterdam Schiphol stops VIP service as people pay to skip endless lines

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has been called the worst airport ever due to its mismanagement of the increased passenger influx. The lack of staff the airport has […]
12 October 2022

This €25 million superyacht can dive under water for up to 4 days

At the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show, U-Boat Worx, a Dutch yacht building company, revealed designs for the Nautilus, a superyacht that can also function as a […]
3 October 2022

Schiphol called “worst airport ever” as chaos returns to the airport, again

As chaos returns to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport once more, passengers waiting hours in line to get to security call it the “worst airport ever”. Despite measures […]
3 October 2022

Amsterdam Schiphol loses flights to Brussels Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol’s airport announced last week it is extending the daily passenger cap until at least March 2023. As a result, airlines are either moving their […]
3 October 2022

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to cap passengers until March 2023

Schiphol Airport has extended the cap on the number of passengers until early 2023. In a statement released last Thursday, the airport announced that travelers’ numbers […]
14 September 2022

Chaos returns at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

After a busy summer season, the chaos seemed to settle down at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, but this week it came back with a bang, as security […]
12 September 2022

Netherlands increases flight tax to almost €30 from next year

The Netherlands will increase the passenger flight tax to almost €30 from 1 January 2023 to discourage people taking flights thus opting for more environmentally friendly […]
9 September 2022

Haarlem becomes the first city in the world to ban meat advertising

The Dutch city of Haarlem has taken the decision to ban all the public advertising of meat, starting in 2024. It will be the first city […]
8 September 2022

No trains running in or to the Netherlands on Friday

On Friday, 9 September, a national strike of the Dutch rail workers will see all the trains of the NS national transportation company stopped. Moreover, the […]
31 August 2022

Ski Express night train to connect Amsterdam with the Austrian Alps this winter

The Tui Group has partnered with Green City Trip, a Dutch startup offering rail travel across Europe, to create the Ski Express nigh train, connecting the […]
15 August 2022

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport to compensate passengers who missed flights due to long queues

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has announced that it will compensate passengers who missed their flights due to long security queues. Schiphol will introduce a scheme for passengers […]
4 August 2022

Schiphol and Heathrow airports will continue to impose a daily limit on the number of passengers

On Tuesday August 2nd, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport announced that it will continue to impose a daily limit on the number of passengers in September and October. […]
20 July 2022

KLM and Thalys partner for Amsterdam-Brussels passenger transfer

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Thalys has just launched their previously announced partnership that will see KLM buying seats aboard the Thalys high-speed train for transfer […]
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