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.

1 February 2023

Blue Origin announces an all-female crew for its next space mission

Entrepreneur and Blue Origin founder, Jeff Bezos, has announced that his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, will lead an all-female space mission in early 2024. If completed, it […]
31 January 2023

Spanish air traffic controllers’ strike to affect several airports every Monday in February

On Monday January 30th, some 160 air traffic controllers at 16 airports across Spain went on strike. The strike will take place on four more consecutive […]
31 January 2023

European Parliament recognises cycling as a fully fledged mode of transport

The draft resolution on developing an EU cycling strategy, adopted by the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) on Tuesday, 31 January, advocates for cycling […]
31 January 2023

Is Community-based tourism the Holy Grail of sustainable tourism?

If you put “Community-based tourism” into Google, it will return 310,000 results in 0.37 seconds. It is an enduring concept, popular with academics, research students and […]
31 January 2023

Europe prepares for return of Chinese tourists

On 8 January, China finally abandoned its zero-Covid policy, after years of the strictest quarantine and travel restrictions in the world. Along with the reopening of […]
31 January 2023

Swiss startup presents hybrid EV batteries that recharge in 72 seconds

Swiss startup Morand developed a new battery technology, called Morand eTechnology, which promises to revolutionise mobility with its ultra-fast rechargeable battery pack. 1. Ultra-fast Morand’s new […]
31 January 2023

Plane that could go anywhere in the world in 4 hours on track to enter production in 2024

On Thursday January 24th, Boom Supersonic kicked off construction of its Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina. Boom Supersonic is the company with plans to build […]
31 January 2023

How much do hotel rooms for Super Bowl weekend cost?

On February 12th, the Super Bowl LVII will take place in Glendale, Arizona. Each year, fans not only from the US but from all over the […]
31 January 2023

Emirates operates milestone demonstration flight powered with SAF

Emirates has operated its first milestone demonstration flight on a Boeing 777-300ER, powering one of its engines 100% with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight took […]
31 January 2023

Why did NASA test an aircraft with a pivoting wing?

NASA’s Ames-Dryden-1 (AD-1) aircraft was designed to investigate the concept of an oblique (pivoting) wing. The wing could be rotated about its center pivot so that […]
30 January 2023

Tourism Fiji launches ‘happiness’ campaign to attract tourists

Tourism Fiji is introducing ‘Where happiness comes naturally’ as a new brand platform to boost tourism a year after the destination reopened its borders. Produced in […]
30 January 2023

Biggest ‘sports entertainment’ park in Europe to open in Belgium

Europe’s largest sports entertainment park is set to open in Belgium this spring. Located in Limburg, Hasselt, Sparkx will be a new 3500 square metre leisure […]
30 January 2023

Australia’s new low-cost airline launches first flight

Bonza, Australia’s new low-cost airline, has gained regulatory approval and its first flight will take off on Tuesday 31 January from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) to the […]
30 January 2023

European airports urge the EU to mirror US decarbonisation subsidy regime

During the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe’s annual reception in the European Parliament on 25 January, President Javier Marín commented on the specific challenge of the […]
30 January 2023

EU kicks off new rules on airspace for drones

EU rules establishing a dedicated airspace for drones known as the U-space have finally come into force on 26 January. 1. U-space In the European legislation, […]
30 January 2023

Eurostar trains running empty due to Brexit red tape

Eurostar trains between London and Paris are running with hundreds of unfilled seats, due to staff shortages and Brexit. According to chief executive Gwendoline Cazenave, “bottlenecks […]