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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.

1 July 2022

25th anniversary of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

July will be a month filled with celebrations to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Chinese President […]
28 June 2022

Travelling back to the Middle Ages at Loket Castle

The Middle Ages were the times of kings and queens, balls, knights and muses, chivalries and courtesies. Of course, living in medieval times would be far […]
23 June 2022

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels celebrates its 175th anniversary this year

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels are among the most prominent landmarks of the city. They are currently on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage […]
23 June 2022

The controversy behind the true inventor of the bicycle

The bicycle is such a common sighting nowadays and seems so simple it is hard to imagine only a little over 200 years ago a prototype […]
1 June 2022

250 perfectly preserved sarcophagi unveiled at Egypt’s Saqqara treasure trove

On Monday, Egyptian archaeologists unveiled their latest impressive discovery at the Saqqara Necropolis site. This week’s reveal is the fifth since work started on the site […]
31 May 2022

Mystery of Boeing 727 disappearing after take off in Angola remains 19 years later

It’s been 19 years since a plane mysteriously disappeared after leaving the Luanda airport in Angola. On May 25th, 2003, a Boeing 727, registration N844AA, was […]
2 May 2022

What was the first airline to exist?

The first passenger airline was the German airship company DELAG (Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, or German Airship Transportation Corporation Ltd), established on November 16, 1909. The airline was […]
27 April 2022

Kevin Costner’s travel app wants to tell people about America’s history

Actor Kevin Costner has co-founded a a new travel app called HearHere which would tell travelers anecdotes and stories about the places they’re traveling through. The […]
25 April 2022

10 facts to know about Portugal’s Carnation Revolution

April 25: A Revolution started with music and ornamented with carnations… The carnation revolution that took place on April 25, 1974 impressed the world because violence […]
11 April 2022

Historians reveal Machu Picchu’s real name

It appears that ever since its “discovery” in 1911, Machu Picchu has been called the wrong name. In an article entitled ‘The Ancient Inca Town Named […]
8 April 2022

156 million euros to renovate Cinquantenaire Park ahead of Belgium’s 200th anniversary

On Friday April 1st, the Council of Ministers in Belgium gave the green light to the redeployment and upgrading of the Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels, particularly […]
6 April 2022

100th anniversary of the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro

On March 30, 1922, at 7 a.m., exactly a century ago, a Fairey F IIID MkII single-engine aircraft departed the waters of the Tagus river in […]
5 April 2022

What is Ramadan and why is it important for Muslims?

Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, began at sundown on Saturday, April 2nd and will end with Eid al-Fitr on Monday, May 2nd. The most important month of […]
28 March 2022

Braga’s Bom Jesus elevator celebrates its 140th anniversary

The Bom Jesus elevator in Braga celebrated 140 years of existence on March 25th. The elevator is the first of its kind on the Iberian Peninsula […]
25 March 2022

What is Nowruz and why is it celebrated?

Nowruz is an important holiday for many across the globe. Meaning ‘New Day’ in Farsi, Nowruz is the national New Year festivity celebrated in Iran and […]
16 March 2022

Top 5 most popular St. Patrick’s Day traditions

Saint Patrick, considered the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Banna Venta Berniae, a town in Roman Britain, sometime in the late 300s AD. His […]
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