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.

26 April 2023

Heathrow security staff to strike over King Charles III Coronation weekend

Security guards at London’s Heathrow airport will strike on several days in May including the day of King Charles coronation, the Unite union announced on Wednesday […]
25 April 2023

Has the pandemic disrupted corporate travel forever?

Travel bookings have increased after Covid-19 travel restrictions began to be lifted across the world. In what some specialists called “revenge travel”, consumers who had been […]
25 April 2023

Agreement for new gas supply route signed by Azerbaijan and four EU countries

A Memorandum of Understanding has just been signed in Sofia for the supply of additional gas to Europe from Azerbaijan through four EU countries. Signed by […]
25 April 2023

Not-so-distant memories of trench warfare

As Australians and New Zealanders mark the solemn ANZAC Day1 tradition on 25 April, Christian Nielsen explores the trenches of WWI through the prism of war […]
25 April 2023

Whitewashing overtourism

Last Friday, TimeOut reported on eleven “travel destinations that want tourists to stay away.” They reported: “Mass tourism is back, but these spots are fighting against […]
25 April 2023

World’s first foiling centre console boat now available for pre-order

Centre console boats for fishing, families and water sports are the most popular recreational vessels in the world, with around 50,000 sold annually in the US […]
25 April 2023

Five-week strike ongoing at all UK passport processing offices

On 3 April, staff at all 8 passport processing offices across the UK started a five-week strike, until 6 May. Members of the Public and Commercial […]
25 April 2023

What is World Naked Gardening Day?

The spring has begun, plants have started to grow and gardeners all over the world have once again begun their battle against those wicked weeds. There’s […]
25 April 2023

Who are the Sámi?

The Sámi people are the indigenous people of the northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. They live in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. There is no […]
25 April 2023

Antwerp’s brand new Baroque Influencers Festival to run until November 2023

Antwerp’s brand new Baroque Influencers festival will run until November of this year. It comprises a series of exhibitions, baroque music concerts, a lecture series featuring […]
24 April 2023

Ancient necropolis uncovered underneath busy Paris train station

On the occasion of the creation of a new exit for the “Port Royal” train station in Paris, a preventive archaeological excavation was prescribed by the […]
24 April 2023

British Airways’ Covid eVouchers now valid until September 2024

Good news has been announced for British Airways group customers still in possession of vouchers issued in place of flights untaken due to Covid-19. The flagship […]
24 April 2023

10 facts to know about Portugal’s Carnation Revolution

April 25: A Revolution ornamented with carnations started with music The carnation revolution that took place on April 25 1974 impressed the world because violence was […]
24 April 2023

Germany to ban fossil heating systems from 2024

The measure is part of Germany’s ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2045 as the construction sector was responsible for 15% of the country’s emissions last […]
24 April 2023

Air Canada passenger indignant after being denied the right to be served in French

An Air Canada passenger complained after a flight attendant did not serve him in French. Jean-Pierre Beaudoin was told he had to take another flight if […]
24 April 2023

Latest twist of knife in Portugal’s TAP airline saga

Last month’s summary firing of two Portuguese airline chiefs may have been illegal, Portugal’s Finance Minister has revealed, in what is just the latest twist of […]