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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.

21 February 2023

What are the most reliable car brands of 2023?

BMW, Subaru, Mini, Lexus, and Honda topped Consumer Reports’ top 2022 brand reliability survey, pushing Mazda off the podium after finishing second last year. The predicted […]
14 February 2023

Seth Rogen and Airbnb host Houseplant creative retreat in Los Angeles

Actor and design enthusiast Seth Rogen is hosting an overnight stay for the first time. He is going to give guests an inside look at the […]
13 February 2023

Amsterdam bans cannabis smoking in red-light district

In order to reduce crime rates, the Amsterdam City Council has decided to ban smoking marijuana outdoors in the red-light district. Residents have been complaining that […]
13 February 2023

Biometric technology to replace passports at Frankfurt Airport

Face-scanning technology will be implemented across all terminals and airlines at Frankfurt Airport, enabling a seamless travel experience from check-in to boarding. This solution will be […]
9 February 2023

5 green spots around Brussels for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day

What to do for Valentine? It’s a question many of us will have to answer in the upcoming days, with February 14th just around the corner. […]
8 February 2023

5 Valentine’s Day activities to try out in Brussels

In just a few days’ time, we’ll be celebrating the most romantic day of the year. Even though Valentine might seem like a commercial feast to […]
8 February 2023

The record-breaking bird that flew from Alaska to Australia without stopping

When thinking of birds, you probably picture the little robin of the woods who’s been living in your garden since forever (did you know robins are […]
8 February 2023

The world’s biggest speed dating event will take place in Brussels amid Valentine’s Day

If you’re single, there are certain days in the year which can feel a little weird or awkward. Take Christmas for example: each and every year, […]
6 February 2023

South Africa tourism in talks to sponsor Tottenham Hotspur amid energy crisis

English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur is set to gain a new sponsor – the South African tourist board or SAT, in a deal worth […]
3 February 2023

How climate change led to the appearance of a new bear species

Global warming is getting worse every year, with record breaking temperatures being recorded worldwide. The Earth, as we know it, will soon forever change the way […]
3 February 2023

This hydrogen powered superyacht could fly across the water

The superyacht lifestyle is becoming more and more popular, with designers taking advantage of the increasing rave to compete over who can create the most luxurious, […]
3 February 2023

EVs sales are taking up despite infrastructure challenges

The transition to electric vehicles (EV) is gaining shape throughout the world, notably in Europe, where the decision to ban fossil-powered cars and vans as of […]
2 February 2023

Ford and Tesla slash prices of EV cars to compete for customers

Growing competition in the EV market is obliging carmakers to slash prices and compete for customers. 1. Fords vs Tesla Elon Musk’s Tesla is the undisputed […]
1 February 2023

Traffic pollution impairs brain function, new study shows

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the University of Victoria, Australia, has shown that typical levels of traffic […]
31 January 2023

Swiss startup presents hybrid EV batteries that recharge in 72 seconds

Swiss startup Morand developed a new battery technology, called Morand eTechnology, which promises to revolutionise mobility with its ultra-fast rechargeable battery pack. 1. Ultra-fast Morand’s new […]
30 January 2023

Biggest ‘sports entertainment’ park in Europe to open in Belgium

Europe’s largest sports entertainment park is set to open in Belgium this spring. Located in Limburg, Hasselt, Sparkx will be a new 3500 square metre leisure […]
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