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.

28 March 2023

20 Belgian train stations under risk of being removed

Belgium’s railway company, SNCB/NMBS, is considering the removal of some “P” trains and stops as part of the development of the future 2023-2026 transport plan, as […]
27 March 2023

UK spends more on holidays and flights than other sectors

The UK’s spend on holidays and travel continued to grow last month – and at a faster rate than other sectors, reports Travel Weekly. Nationwide Building […]
27 March 2023

TAP Air Portugal pilots threaten strike for Easter weekend

Workers of two major airlines in Portugal have announced their intention to go on strike, citing concerns over their salaries and working conditions. The Civil Aviation […]
27 March 2023

New ‘Cosmic Concrete’ could be used to build homes on Mars

Scientists from the University of Manchester have created a new material, dubbed ‘StarCrete’ which is made from extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch, and a pinch of salt. […]
27 March 2023

Saudi Arabia to launch dedicated airline for its city of the future

Saudi Arabia is planning to launch a dedicated airline for Neom, its city of the future, by the end of 2024, the new airline’s CEO, Klaus […]
27 March 2023

UN warns against ‘vampiric overconsumption’ of global water

The world faces an “imminent risk” of water shortages amid a global water crisis caused by overconsumption and climate change, a United Nations report has warned. […]
27 March 2023

2 out of 42 European countries have fully recovered at aviation level from Covid-19 pandemic

European commercial aviation has seen a wide variation in terms of recovery after the pandemic. Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Greece, Portugal and Iceland were the top […]
27 March 2023

New train line to connect the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium by December 2023

Even though Europe is small and travelling between countries is relatively small, there’s still room for improvement. Especially when it comes to travelling from one smaller […]
24 March 2023

Luxembourg celebrates 3 years of free public transport

On 1 March 2020, Luxembourg became the first country in the world to make public transport free nation-wide. Three years on, residents, commuters from neighbouring countries […]
24 March 2023

Thailand will feature the world’s largest solar rooftop

The work is is currently under construction in the Falken Tyre manufacturing facility, in Thailand, and it will feature the largest rooftop installation worldwide: a solar […]
24 March 2023

Madeira contests measures to end Portugal’s golden visa

The president of the Autonomous Region of Madeira Miguel Albuquerque is contesting the rules that the Prime Minister António Costa wants to impose to end the […]
23 March 2023

Dutch government proceeds with flight cap at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Last year, the Dutch government announced plans of limiting the number of international flights in the Netherlands in a move to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, […]
23 March 2023

The world’s best and worst tourist attractions

Looking for inspiration for your next holiday? Stasher, the luggage storage network, has ranked 99 tourist attractions around the world using country-level and city-level data in […]
23 March 2023

Finns invent the world’s first electric snow scooter

Finnish inventors created a device claimed to be the world’s first electric snow scooter. 1. Winter transport Called the eLyly, the first electric snow scooter’s name […]
23 March 2023

Cambodia evicts 10,000 families from Angkor Wat site

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area. The Angkor Archaeological Park contains the […]
23 March 2023

Mass transport strikes to hit Germany on Monday

German unions are planning yet another strike for Monday, 27 March, sources have told Reuters. An official announcement is due to be made at a press […]
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