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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.

28 November 2022

Spain launches low-cost high-speed train service between Madrid and Barcelona

On Friday November 25th, the private high-speed operator Iryo launched a new high-speed train route between Madrid and Barcelona. The train’s first journey was hailed as […]
22 November 2022

New ‘cruise-ferry’ now sailing from Spain to Ireland twice a week

The new Brittany Ferries vessel “Salamanca” has completed its first crossing between the Irish port of Rosslare and the port of Bilbao. The ferry is the […]
7 November 2022

Fears over falling Chinese rocket close Spanish airspace

Spanish airspace over Catalonia and three other regions was closed briefly on Friday due to the risk posed by space debris falling to Earth. China launched […]
7 November 2022

Jet2 plane performs “emergency” landing in Bilbao to let passengers go to toilets

On Thursday November 3rd a plane of British company Jet2 had to make an emergency landing in Bilbao, Spain, so that passengers could go to the […]
3 November 2022

How US tourists spent their summer holidays in Spain

Mabrian, a tourism intelligence company, has published a new study called ‘The impact of American tourists in Spain’, which collects and analyses data relating to the […]
24 October 2022

Spain lifts all remaining Covid entry restrictions

On Friday October 21st, Spain lifted all the sanitary control measures that still remained for people coming from countries outside the EU or Schengen countries. Controls […]
21 October 2022

Mallorca to reduce number of hotel beds to tackle overtourism

While 2 years ago people wore worrying about the tourism industry dying out, the lifting of the coronavirus travel restrictions has brought the exact opposite issue […]
19 October 2022

Magic in the Underground

There is an impressive subterranean world in Spain. Truly magical underground places that amaze us with their strange formations. Inside, the art of nature translates into […]
10 October 2022

Spain is the only European country keeping Covid entry rules

Most European Union/European Economic Area countries have lifted their special entry rules and measures for summer 2022, allowing arrivals from almost any country without restrictions from […]
10 October 2022

Tourism industry in Spain could be impacted by EU’s green travel plan

Making commercial aviation greener comes at a price. In Spain, tax increases could bring a reduction of 11 million international tourists, a 1.6% reduction in GDP […]
5 October 2022

Barcelona Sants set to become the train station of the future

Barcelona Sants station will undergo a radical facelift. Raquel Sánchez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, has presented the new project for the renovation of […]
26 September 2022

Andalucia is scrapping its wealth tax to attract rich expats

Andalucia is getting rid of a ‘wealth tax’ imposed on second homeowners in Spain to attract investments.  The policy reduces the amount of taxes that expats […]
14 September 2022

Catalonia is investing €12 million in wine and gastronomy tourism

The Spanish region of Catalonia has revealed plans of investing €12 million in wine and gastronomy tourism, in an attempt to diversify the attraction of the […]
5 September 2022

Spain launches free rail journeys from September until the end of the year

Spain announced free train tickets from September 1 until the end of the year thanks to a windfall tax. Free tickets are available for short-distance journeys on […]
11 August 2022

La Rioja to host Global Conference on Wine Tourism

The 7th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Wine Tourism will be held in La Rioja, Spain, in 2023. This new edition […]
10 August 2022

1.4 million passengers to be affected by Ryanair’s Spain-based staff 5-month strike

A few weeks ago, the Spain based Ryanair crew announced they would organise weekly strikes until January, in protest against small wages and bad working conditions. […]
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