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 May 2023

New ‘waffle-like’ canopy on rooftop of Brussels’ Bourse causes stir

A waffle-shaped structure has recently appeared on the roof of the old Brussels Stock Exchange or Bourse/Beurs. The building is currently being converted into a new […]
2 May 2023

IATA welcomes postponing of 5G mitigation measures at US airports

In January 2022, voluntary mitigation measures concurrent with the rollout of 5G C-band operations at or near US airports 188 US airports, lowering the power of […]
2 May 2023

What’s new about regenerative tourism?

There is a buzz around regenerative tourism. It is undeniably a good thing.  If only more tourism was regenerative. Regenerative, net-positive, nature positive are all forms […]
2 May 2023

Italy to build world’s longest suspension bridge

Italy seems to be one step closer to connect Sicily to mainland thanks to a decree passed by the government of Giorgia Meloni last month.  1. […]
2 May 2023

Brussels Airport starts closing at night due to homelessness problem

Starting 2 May, Brussels Airport will be closing between midnight and 3 am for a few weeks due to an increasing homelessness problem. “Normally the airport […]
2 May 2023

Ryanair’s petition for overflight protection amid French ATC strikes surpasses 600,000 signatures

On 20 March, Ryanair launched a petition calling on the European Commission to force France to protect overflights during the French air traffic control (ATC) strikes. […]
2 May 2023

Easyjet’s ‘Fear No More’ programme helps thousands of flight phobics

Ever wished you could fly away on holiday but too scared to board a plane? A programme to help aerophobics might be the answer. Fear of […]
2 May 2023

Stockholm launches world’s first self-driving electric passenger ferry

The first self-driving commercial passenger ferry powered by electricity will start operating in Stockholm in June 2023. The Swedish capital is the first in the world […]
2 May 2023

What is soft hiking?

When it comes to workouts, I’m going to be very honest with you: I’m not what you call a Sporty Spice. The chance that you’ll meet […]
2 May 2023

New cycling bridge to Brussels Airport inaugurated

A new cycle bridge over Haachtsesteenweg, connecting Vilvoorde and Brussels Airport cargo zone, was inaugurated on 27 April by the Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public […]
2 May 2023

Kazakhstan asserts key role of ethnic groups amid global turbulence

On April 27th, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed the plenary session of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK) saying that the Assembly implements […]
2 May 2023

Russia and Türkiye agree to increase flights to more than 1300 per week

On Saturday April 29th, Russia and Türkiye agreed to increase the number of flights to more than 1,300 weekly, as Türkiye becomes the main destination for […]
1 May 2023

NASA to build several bases around the moon for Artemis missions

On Monday April 17th, NASA announced that the agency would likely build several bases around the moon instead of a single Artemis Base Camp at the […]
1 May 2023

Emirates launch world’s first-ever check-in service droid

Emirates are claiming a world first in the shape of a check-in robot called ‘Sara’, launched at the first edition of ForsaTEK, an annual event uniting […]
1 May 2023

One in five cars sold in 2023 will be electric, new report shows

More than 10 million electric cars were sold worldwide in 2022, according to the IEA’s annual Global Electric Vehicle Outlook, and sales are expected to grow […]
1 May 2023

New delay in ITA Airways storied privatisation

Talks between Lufthansa and Italy’s treasury about a partial ITA Airways takeover have been extended after the two parties failed to reach agreement within the original […]