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.

3 January 2023

The most googled songs in 2022

Every year Google publishes some of the most popular searches of the year and 2022 was no exception. Called “Year in Search”, the 2022 dashboard shows […]
2 January 2023

British man completes charity goal of running a marathon every day in 2022

In the final hours of 2022, a British man achieved the goal he had set for the year: to raise one million pounds for the fight […]
2 January 2023

European airports regret “scientifically unjustified” return to travel restrictions

Following the relaxation of China’s zero-Covid policies, the caseload in the country started rising again. As a result, fearing the spread of the virus, several countries […]
2 January 2023

Most polluting planes to pay up to 20 times more at Brussels Airport

The structure for new tariffs payable every time a plane takes off at Brussels Airport have been announced in a press release by the airport, confirming […]
2 January 2023

Antwerp-based fashion brand sales skyrocketed thanks to ‘Emily in Paris’

In the trailer for season three, and the first episode, the protagonist of Netflix’s ‘Emily in Paris‘ is seen wearing a sweater form Antwerp based fashion […]
2 January 2023

Netflix offers keep fit content to chime with New Year

Tapping into the age-old tradition of New Year’s Resolutions to do more exercise and get fitter, Netflix is offering subscribers 30 hours of training and keep […]
2 January 2023

High-speed train between Madrid and Murcia is now operating

On December 20th, the first AVE train between Madrid and Murcia left from Chamartin station in the capital of Spain, and arrived at Murcia del Carmen, […]
2 January 2023

Brussels Airlines flies first flight on sustainable fuel

A Brussels Airlines flight from Brussels to Malaga on New Year’s Day has become the first to take off from Brussels Airport with a 38-62% SAF […]
2 January 2023

India’s first human space flight scheduled for 2024

In late December, the Indian Minister of Science and Technology, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh declared in Parliament that 2024 will mark India‘s first human […]
2 January 2023

Netherlands triples air passenger tax from 1 January 2023

As of January 1st 2023, the Netherlands is charging higher taxes for air travel from its territory to encourage travelers to choose other modes of transportation. […]
30 December 2022

EU rejects demands of bloc-wide testing China arrivals

On 29 December 2022, the EU Health Security Committee had an emergency meeting to assess the need of imposing Covid-19 testing requirements for travellers coming from […]
30 December 2022

Mayan Train to connect Yucatán Peninsula

The Mayan Train project is considered one of the most important infrastructure works in the history of Mexico’s rail Network. Tren Maya, operated by Alstom will […]
30 December 2022

Will the world’s largest outbound tourism market return in 2023?

Earlier this week, China has announced it will be effectively dropping mandatory quarantine for people coming into the country from abroad, which has led to a […]
30 December 2022

South Korea targets 30 million foreign tourists by 2027

Korea’s Tourism Organization is hoping to attract 30 million foreign tourists by 2027. 1. Attracting international tourists The South Korean government unveiled measures, including easing travel-related […]
30 December 2022

India’s green hydrogen industry to receive $2.2 billion incentive

India’s green hydrogen industry will receive $2.2 billion incentive in order to reduce production costs by 1/5 over the next 5 years. 1. Increase scale of […]
29 December 2022

Belgium urged to review rules on screening air passengers data

The Belgian Control Body on Police Information is urging authorities to reassess the efficiency of the system screening air passengers, following a number of problems and […]