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.

26 April 2022

Portugal lifts use of face mask and PLF requirement

On Thursday April 21st, authorities in Portugal decided to end the requirement to wear a mask indoors. The sanitary measure, put in place to fight against […]
25 April 2022

12 best ways to reduce city car use

The transition to electric vehicles is progressing, but slowly, with cars using non-renewable fuels still very much in circulation and use. New research from the World […]
25 April 2022

Tourists will soon have to book and pay €10 to visit Venice

It is hard to imagine why a touristic destination would want to limit the number of visitors, but for the city of Venice, overtourism has indeed […]
25 April 2022

WTTC and ForwardKeys forecast massive increase in global international inbound travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its knowledge partner ForwardKeys, forecast a major increase in global international flights bookings as international travel takes off. […]
25 April 2022

Glasgow declaration on Climate Action in Tourism has passed the 500 signatories milestone

The number of signatories to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism has passed the 500-mark, just four months after the landmark initiative was launched at […]
25 April 2022

US removes 89 countries from ‘Do Not Travel’ list

The United States has removed all the remaining 89 countries from its “Do Not Travel” list, announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The […]
25 April 2022

New EU amendment may allow sale of leased Airbus 330s to Aeroflot

Aeroflot is considering buying eight Airbus A330s from foreign leasing companies, Russian stated-owned media TASS announced. On the airline’s disclosure website, the company stated that the […]
25 April 2022

Finnair lifts use of face mask unless required by local authorities

Several countries, including the US, are easing their Covid-19 restrictions. On Monday April 18th, the requirement to wear face masks on board planes and public transport […]
22 April 2022

Largest floating solar power plant in Germany to open on unused quarry lake

Next month, German company BayWa r.e. will turn on the largest floating solar power plant in Germany. It will start operating on 24 May at Quarzwerke, […]
22 April 2022

What are the latest trends and prospects for European travel?

The travel and tourism industry has certainly had a hard time over the past years, but it is finally starting to recover. Slowly but surely, people […]
22 April 2022

Meet the man who ditched his car to paddle-board his way to work

People are coming up with creative ideas to replace their cars for less-polluting alternatives. A businessman in Gloucester, the UK, has chosen to commute with a […]
22 April 2022

How to celebrate Earth Day 2022

Earth Day 2022’s theme “Invest in our Planet: what will you do?” invites business and policy-makers to join the global movement and find ways to protect […]
21 April 2022

Shanghai to New York in two hours? China to offer hypersonic flights by 2030

From Shanghai to New York in 2 hours is the goal set by the Chinese company Space Transportation with the hypersonic aircraft it is developing. The […]
21 April 2022

This summer to be the “busiest travel season ever”, according to Expedia CEO

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Expedia CEO Peter Kern predicted that “Summer 2022 will be the busiest travel season ever”. He explains that it is […]
21 April 2022

Russian flight went around the entire continent to retrieve diplomats from Spain and Greece

As soon as the war in Ukraine started, various European countries started closing their airspace in an effort to sanction Russia. Soon after, the measure was […]
21 April 2022

China to open space tourism on its Tiangong space station in 10 years

As the new era of space exploration is making a comeback, China is revealing plans to establish a market for space tourism on the country’s Tiangong […]