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.

5 December 2022

Belgium to ban smoking in some open-air public spaces as of 2025

On Friday December 2nd, Belgium’s federal government defined the main points of its anti-smoking plan with several stricter measures set to be implemented in the years […]
5 December 2022

Aerospace Rolls-Royce achieves successful milestone on hydrogen-powered jet engine

Giant aerospace Rolls-Royce announced the world’s first successful hydrogen test to power a modern aircraft engine, instead of using conventional fuel. 1. Wind and tidal power […]
5 December 2022

EU and Japan intensify cooperation on hydrogen

The EU and Japan have officially intensified their cooperation on hydrogen to spur innovation and develop an international hydrogen market. The new partnership follows the EU-Japan Summit in May 2021, when […]
5 December 2022

Too costly to heat your home this winter? Head to southern Europe

Reuters is reporting an apparent increase in numbers of people looking to become ‘energy migrants’ by moving from northern European countries to warmer climes in an […]
5 December 2022

UNESCO inscribes 47 new elements as intangible cultural heritage

UNESCO, as the United Nations Organization in charge of culture, ensures the safeguarding and transmission of intangible cultural heritage, represented by traditional knowledge, arts and skills. […]
5 December 2022

Belgian parade dropped from UNESCO heritage list due to racism complaints

Every August the sleepy Belgian town of Ath is invaded by giants. Huge paper-maché creations are paraded through the streets as part of the ‘Ducasse d’Ath,’ […]
5 December 2022

France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel

France’s moves to ban short-haul domestic flights have been approved by the European Commission, reports EuroNews. The ruling, announced on Friday, applies to flights between cities […]
5 December 2022

You will have to pay to enter these destinations in 2023

An estimated 700 million tourists traveled internationally between January and September of 2022, as reported by the United Nations World Travel Organization. The number was more […]
5 December 2022

‘Time traveler’ claims to know who will win the World Cup 2022

A Tik Tok user nicknamed the “Time Traveler” has caused a stir on social media when the user uploaded a video revealing who would win the […]
5 December 2022

Strikes at Eurostar set to cause havoc before Christmas

On Wednesday November 30th, a British union representing transport workers announced that security staff at Eurostar will strike for four days in December, in the period […]
2 December 2022

Airlines ask for independent referee of European air traffic management

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for Europe (A4E) have urged EU Transport Ministers to agree to recommendations for European air traffic management (ATM) […]
2 December 2022

Italian town to offer €30,000 to people who relocate there

Presicce – Acquarica is the lates Italian town to announce a scheme aimed at increasing its population by offering incentives to people who relocate there. The […]
2 December 2022

Why butterflies are messengers of the soul

1. The Messengers of the Souls Delicate and gracious beings, they are called the messengers of the souls, in a sense that, when a loved one […]
2 December 2022

One third of US premium travellers prefer booking flights through advisors

A recent study surveying 2,050 American premium travellers who booked an international flight at least once in the past six months found that 31% of them […]
2 December 2022

Will Sicily finally be connected to mainland Italy?

Talks about building a bridge to connect the island of Sicily with the mainland are back in the Italian political agenda as Italy’s new right-wing government […]
1 December 2022

French baguette gets Unesco World Heritage status

An icon of the French culture portrayed in the big screens, the baguette has finally made it into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. 1. Baguette […]