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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 March 2022

Ukrainian cultural landmarks currently at risk due to Russian invasion

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has issued a statement in which it “deplores” the lives lost in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The […]
28 February 2022

The Simpsons predicted the Russia-Ukraine war

In the light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a clip from a 1998 The Simpsons episode has been shared countless of times online. People are drawing […]
28 February 2022

King Leopold II to be liquidised?

A statue of King Leopold II on Brussels’s Place du Trône could be melted down for scrap, as Belgium reckons with its horrific colonial history. But […]
25 February 2022

Dubai’s new Sky Views promises mesmerising views to tourists

Dubai has a new attraction for tourists and visitors and it promises mesmerising views of the city along with an exquisite city skyline. 1. Sky Views […]
25 February 2022

A memorial concert in Brussels pays tribute to the Khojaly massacre

Tomorrow night will mark the 30th anniversary of the Khojaly massacre and, in the honour and memory of the victims, the Embassy of the Republic of […]
25 February 2022

What is Black History Month and why is it celebrated?

Black History Month is observed every February to celebrate African Americans’ achievements and recognize their central role in history. Here is what to know about Black […]
24 February 2022

Trophy hunting and elite tourism condemns the Maasai eviction in Tanzania

More than 70,000 Indigenous Maasai residents in northern Tanzania, are once again facing eviction from ancestral lands as the government announced plans to lease the land […]
22 February 2022

This is how XIX century artists saw the year 2000

At the turn of the XIX century, French artist Jean-Marc Cote and a few others were asked to imagine what life would be like in the […]
18 February 2022

Dubai to open Museum of the Future

In just a few days, on the 22nd of February, the Museum of the Future, in Dubai, will finally open to the public. Contrary to what […]
18 February 2022

Everything you need to know about the Tinder Swindler

Over the past 2 weeks, people from 92 countries have been seeing Netflix’s recent documentary in their “top 10 in your country” list. The Tinder Swindler […]
18 February 2022

Exhibitions in Europe to visit before spring

We love art! And what better way to spend time during the winter than going to the museums, learning new things and enjoying the carefully prepared […]
16 February 2022

Want to live like Emily in Paris? This is how much it would cost you

If you’re in need of an escape from reality, TV series are a safe and easy way to do that. Sit in front of your screen, […]
16 February 2022

Gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ to soon enter Norwegian dictionaries

The gender-neutral pronoun ‘hen’ will officially enter dictionaries in Norway after rising popularity in the use of the new word. This comes after similar developments have […]
15 February 2022

Triangle Tower to become third highest skyscraper in Paris

Against the will of several critics, Paris has begun the construction of the controversial Triangle Tower on 10 February. Named the Triangle Tower, the conspicuous building […]
14 February 2022

‘Bored’ security guard draws eyes on a $1 million painting

A painting valued at more than $1 million was ruined after a security guard decided to draw eyes on faceless figures depicted in an artwork in […]
14 February 2022

Brussels museum returns painting stolen by Nazis to Jewish family after 71 years

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium returned a painting to nine great-grandchildren of a Jewish couple whose property was robbed by the Nazis after […]
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