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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.

18 April 2022

Could converting plastic to fuel be an alternative to recycling?

More than 350 million tons of plastic waste are produced annually worldwide, causing serious environmental problems, largely due to its life cycle and difficulty of disposal. […]
17 April 2022

How many electric cars are on the roads and which country has most?

The sales of electric cars continues to grow in 2020 with the number of electric vehicles globally passing the 10 million milestone. Europe has become the […]
15 April 2022

Accounting for tourism’s “invisible burden” as tourism rebuilds and evolves

In the months leading up to the pandemic, overtourism was a regular topic in the travel media. Now, as borders re-open and tourists regain their confidence, […]
15 April 2022

The world’s 10 busiest airports in 2021

On Monday April 11th, Airports Council International (ACI) World released the top 10 busiest airports in the world in 2021, showing encouraging signs of traffic recovery […]
14 April 2022

With a 44% increase in flights by 2050, 16 million per year, can aviation reach net-zero emissions?

EUROCONTROL has released a new long-term air traffic forecast, looking at how aviation in Europe will grow over the coming decades. For the first time, the […]
13 April 2022

A holiday with heart

Yesterday Grootbos was awarded one of the coveted Judges’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Responsible Tourism. Ruth Crichton received the award for Grootbos alongside Glynn O’Leary […]
13 April 2022

9 airlines that no longer require face masks

The end of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to be in sight. While it is true we should not be letting our guard down, countries around the […]
12 April 2022

Google Maps rolls out updates to further enhance navigation experience

The world of struggling to read maps has long gone and Google Maps is here to make everybody’s life easier. The Google app is more often […]
12 April 2022

SpaceX launches first space tourism mission to the ISS

After sending the first all-civilian crew to space, SpaceX launched the first space tourism mission to the International Space Station (ISS), on 9 April, from the […]
12 April 2022

EU blacklists 21 Russian airlines

Twenty-one airlines certified in Russia have been included on the EU Air Safety List — the EU’s list of airlines that are subject to an operating […]
11 April 2022

TUI Group to hire over 1,500 staff members across Europe

TUI Group is taking the next step out of the pandemic. The company is looking for more than 1,500 new employees in the next few months. […]
11 April 2022

Airbus supplied 3 times more aircraft than Boeing during the pandemic

The airline industry, like the rest of the world, was faced with an unprecedented challenge when the Covid-19 pandemic started. With the health crisis slowly appearing […]
8 April 2022

3 refreshing picnic recipes to celebrate spring

Spring has sprung and as a species, we’re ready to awake from our winter sleep. The days are getting longer, the sun hasn’t set yet when […]
7 April 2022

Next generation airport scanners allow travellers to leave laptops and liquids inside carry-on bags

The world of airport security is about to be revolutionised. A few people may remember a time when security checks were not that strict and one […]
7 April 2022

Passenger recovery accelerates in February, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says that air travel posted a strong rebound in February 2022 compared to January 2022, as Omicron-related impacts moderated outside […]
7 April 2022

These are the safest countries if you want to go on a solo trip as a woman

Solo travelling has been a trend for quite a while now. Instead of going on a trip with friends, family or a partner, you go and […]
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