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.

29 May 2023

Destinations where you’ll have to pay tourist fees in 2023

Several destinations have expressed concern over the risks and challenges that over tourism brings, and some have implemented “tourist taxes” in 2022 and others will do […]
26 May 2023

Kazakhstan launches Astana International Forum to address key global challenges

The Kazakh government has announced the launch of the Astana International Forum, a conference to be held on 8-9 June, bringing together the international community to […]
26 May 2023

Who will supply Macron’s bread this year?

How do you imagine a Frenchman to look like? Thanks to Disney and other romanticising people in the industry, chances are you immediately picture a man […]
26 May 2023

Lufthansa gets 41% of ITA Airways for €325 million

Lufthansa Group has confirmed reaching an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to acquire a minority stake in the Italian national carrier […]
26 May 2023

Wireless electricity could become a reality and revolutionise the energy transition

Nikola Tesla’s grand vision for wireless electricity, explained and experimented a century ago, could become reality as wireless power startup Emrod is developing technology to transmit […]
26 May 2023

How can blockchain tech help the race to net-zero?

Blockchain technology can play a significant role in supporting the race to achieve net-zero emissions by providing transparency, traceability, and efficiency in various aspects of sustainability […]
26 May 2023

Spain takes presidency of European Travel Commission

The European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 35 National Tourism Organisations in Europe, has announced that Miguel Sanz from Spain’s National Tourism Organisation, Instituto de Turismo de […]
25 May 2023

Charleroi, expect the unexpected!

Charleroi has not always been perceived positively but more recently, it has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance. Boasting a rich industrial past, it is now […]
25 May 2023

SAF will never be as cheap as current jet fuel, says Boeing CEO

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) will “never achieve the price of jet fuel”, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun told Financial Times. Contemplating on the aviation industry’s main solutions […]
25 May 2023

What causes motion sickness and how to cope with it?

If you’ve ever had an upset stomach on a rocking boat or turbulent flight, you know what motion sickness is. It doesn’t cause long-term problems, but […]
25 May 2023

Recycled plastic may be more toxic than a cure for pollution, Greenpeace warns

Ahead of the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations in Paris, on May 29 to June 2, Greenpeace raised the alarm saying that recycling plastics increases its toxicity. […]
25 May 2023

Brussels Airport expects to get rid of 1,500 night flights

Brussels Airport CEO Arnaud Feist has announced plans of becoming stricter of which flights are allowed to take-off or land during the night. Currently, 16,000 flights […]
25 May 2023

Turkish Cuisine Week celebrated in Brussels

Turkish Cuisine Week kicked off on 21 May, this year’s star being the province of Hatay. Launched last year by Türkiye’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism […]
25 May 2023

How much you should walk on your holiday in order to sleep well at night

Going on holiday has countless advantages. You’re less stressed, you get to see new cultures, you get to spend some much needed quality time with your […]
25 May 2023

Belgium’s largest net zero heating system to be installed at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport plans to replace its central heating installation by early 2027 with a net zero carbon installation, which will heat the terminal buildings without emitting […]
25 May 2023

Blue Origin wins NASA contract to land humans on the moon

NASA has selected Blue Origin to develop a human landing system for the agency’s Artemis V mission to the Moon. Through Artemis, NASA will explore more […]