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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.

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. […]
10 August 2022

Meet the Spanish islanders who use whistling as a way to communicate

The Silbo Gomero is an idiomatic whistled language characteristic of the island of La Gomera and representative of the culture from the Canaries. It is a […]
3 August 2022

EasyJet pilots in Spain denounce low wages and schedule 9 days of walkouts in August

EasyJet pilots in Spain have announced that they will conduct strikes for nine days in August to manifest their discontent caused by low wages and current […]
2 August 2022

Barcelona as you have never seen it before

I was in Barcelona last month and was privileged to see this extraordinary and eye-opening new visitor experience in the heart of Barcelona. The Torre Glòries […]
1 August 2022

“Every woman’s body is beach ready,” says Spanish government campaign

The Ministry of Equality in Spain has launched a campaign that advocates a summer “without stereotypes” or “aesthetic violence”. The campaign fosters the diversity of bodies, […]
22 July 2022

Why is Almeria the Hollywood of Spain?

In Tabernas, the only desert in Europe, you will find authentic western sets, transformed in the most original Mediterranean Theme Park, with live shows and an […]
18 July 2022

Barcelona introduces measures to tackle large groups of tourists

Barcelona has joined the list of cities that take measures aimed at better managing large number of tourists. As the tourism industry is returning to pre-pandemic […]
18 July 2022

Spain to offer certain train journeys for free as of 1 September

The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, has announced a new package of anti-crisis measures to be implemented across Spain to combat the inflation triggered […]
7 July 2022

Zeppelins might be the solution for short flights in Europe

The world’s largest aircraft will fly in Spain. The Airlander 10 is a gigantic and modern zeppelin manufactured by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), and it has […]
24 June 2022

Peeing in the ocean in Spain is now finable by up to €750

The city council of Vigo, in the northern Spanish region of Galicia, has established that urinating in any outdoor spaces, including the ocean, is an offence […]
7 June 2022

Spain drops all Covid entry restrictions for Schengen travellers

Authorities in Spain have removed all Covid-related restrictions for travelers coming from the EU or Schengen area from the 2nd of June. As of that date, […]
24 May 2022

Heatwave in Spain breaks record temperatures for May

Spain is experiencing a heat wave in the middle of May, 30 days before the start of summer. On Thursday May 19th, the Generalitat of Catalonia […]
18 May 2022

Spain extends entry restrictions for unvaccinated third-country and UK travellers until 15 June

The Spanish Ministry of Interior has extended its current Covid-19 restrictions for third country nationals until the 15th of June. This means that UK travelers will […]
10 May 2022

Could Spain follow Elon Musk’s advice and deliver energy for all of Europe?

In early April, Elon Musk tweeted that Spain could supply energy to the whole of Europe by building “a massive solar array”. Spain’s president, Pedro Sánchez, […]
6 May 2022

British drivers banned from driving in Spain

As of the beginning of this month, new regulation was adopted in Spain which forbids holders of a British license to drive in the country. Specifically, […]
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