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.

24 July 2023

IATA opposes night flights ban at Brussels Airport

On Friday July 21st, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its opposition to a proposed ban on night flights at Brussels Airport. IATA sees the […]
23 July 2023

World’s most open countries in 2023

Consulting firm Henley & Partners has just released its Henley Openness Index 2023, which ranks all 199 countries and territories worldwide according to the number of […]
21 July 2023

Which countries have the best healthcare in the world?

Figures released in spring 2023 show that Singapore tops a ranking of countries judged by health score index. East and South East Asia did well in […]
21 July 2023

$2 billion Americana themed park and resort to open along Route 66 in 2026

An Americana themed entertainment park is set to open in Oklahoma, along US’ renowned Route 66, in 2026. The project, called American Heartland Theme Park and […]
21 July 2023

Butterfly-shaped solar space station to power future Moon settlements

Space-based solar power stations have captured the attention of scientists and experts worldwide. The idea revolves around capturing solar energy in space and beaming it down […]
21 July 2023

Fake Venice. The copies of Venice around the world

The bridges, the canals, the gongolas, the elegant facades reflecting in the water… No wonder why everybody wants to copy Venice, Italy. Although the charm of […]
21 July 2023

Belgium celebrates its 192th anniversary

On July 21st, 1831, a forty-year old German prince from the Saxe-Cobourg-Saalfeld duchy stood on the grounds of the Royal Palace in Brussels and was sworn […]
20 July 2023

What exactly is cultured meat?

There is a growing debate around the world on lab grown meat, also called cultured meat, in vitro meat, artificial meat, cellular meat, synthetic meat or […]
20 July 2023

Singapore’s passport is now the most powerful in the world, according to Henley and Partners

Singapore has become the world’s most powerful passport, as announced by the Henley Passport Index. The Singapore passport allows holders visa-free entry to 192 destinations out […]
20 July 2023

Brussels prepares for 5G rollout in September

Brussels is on the verge of a major technological leap with the upcoming deployment of high-speed 5G mobile internet technology throughout the region, commencing in September. […]
20 July 2023

How is the EU supporting the production and development of renewable hydrogen?

The European Union is on its way to implement policy measures meant to accelerate renewable hydrogen production and use. This is in line with the EU’s […]
20 July 2023

Eastern Oriental Express makes a comeback with two Malaysian routes

After a temporary hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Eastern & Oriental Express, the Southeast Asia counterpart to the renowned Orient Express, ia making a comeback. […]
20 July 2023

When does vandalism become artefact?

Every week it seems a new incident of tourist damage to priceless artefacts and ancient buildings is reported. Rome has been particularly badly hit this year […]
20 July 2023

EU ensures users can easily replace smartphone batteries by 2027

The European Union has adopted a new regulation, ensuring users will be able to easily replace their smartphone and other electronic devices batteries from 2027. The […]
20 July 2023

These were the world’s 20 busiest airports in 2022

The start of travel recovery marked 2022. With it, a worldwide chaos brought on by airports and airlines not being able to cope with the sudden […]
19 July 2023

Ecojet to become UK’s first electric airline by 2025

Green business champion Dale Vince plans to launch the UK’s first electric airline, reportedly by mid-2025. Ecojet operations are set to begin in 2024, according to […]