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.

27 December 2022

British couple cycles the world on a tandem bicycle in 6 months

A British couple is applying for Guinness World Record certification after having cycled across five continents in 180 days. Laura Massey-Pugh and Stevie Massey are the […]
27 December 2022

Canberra invests in circular economy to achieve sustainability

Recycling and reusing are at the center of Canberra’s actions to strengthen the city’s circular economy. 1. Circular economy strategy In a recently launched draft strategy […]
27 December 2022

Despite COP15 nature positive matters

I, for one, was very disappointed by the outcome of COP15. It was all too similar to the results of COP27. Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible […]
27 December 2022

A pregnant woman collapses after hours waiting for takeoff of her Brussels Airlines flight

A pregnant woman on board a Brussels Airlines plane stuck on the runway at Manchester Airport collapsed after waiting many hours for her plane to take […]
27 December 2022

Brussels moves to strengthen its position as the capital of Europe

The Brussels government has approved a strategic approach aimed at increasing the attractiveness of the Belgian capital as an international host city. The approach by Minister-President […]
26 December 2022

Israeli startup conducts first successful unmanned flight of personal flying vehicle

Israel-based startup AIR announced that its flying car prototype completed its first successful unmanned test flight. According to its developers, the accomplishment puts them on track […]
26 December 2022

China relaxes quarantine rules for international travellers as of January 2023

Since the beginning of the pandemic, China has had some of the strictest Covid-19 travel restrictions, only recently starting to ease the entry requirements for international […]
26 December 2022

India makes negative Covid-19 test mandatory for five countries

India increased sanitary rules including mandatory testing for a few countries and random testing for international passengers. 1. Mandatory Covid-19 testing With the new rules, travellers […]
26 December 2022

What if every building’s window could generate electricity?

Windows with a transparent solar coating over them could soon revolutionize energy efficiency and power generation in cities across the world. According to the World Economic […]
26 December 2022

Flanders exceeds goal of 1,000 km of new cycle paths

Flanders’ Copenhagen Plan had a goal of deploying 1,000 kilometers of additional bicycle paths but that number has been surpassed. The Flemish government had originally set […]
26 December 2022

Dubai’s tourism is booming with 11.4 million visitors in 10 months

Dubai received 11.4 million international visitors between January and October 2022, an increase of 134% compared to the same period last year, as reported by Dubai’s […]
23 December 2022

Flanders overtakes European countries in cycling infrastructure investment in 2022

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has just published the 2022 edition of the “The state of national cycling strategies” report, providing a comprehensive overview of the status of national […]
23 December 2022

UNWTO names the best tourism villages of 2022

The UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected 32 destinations form around the world as the best tourism villages of 2022. The accolade recognizes rural destinations […]
22 December 2022

3 environmental actions that can offer hope in 2022

With year’s end around the corner many are wondering what 2023 will look like in terms of disasters caused by global warming. Deforestation continues, floods and […]
22 December 2022

European airports do not expect full recovery before 2025

On Tuesday December 20th, Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) released a revised passenger traffic forecast for the European airport network, showing that passenger volumes in […]
21 December 2022

Swedish startup has built the electric airliner of the future

Swedish startup Heart Aerospace has built the world’s first electric airplane. The company has already tested a scale model of a 19-seat electric commuter plane, which […]
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