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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.

20 March 2023

Russia to spend $3.9 billion for acquiring foreign leased aircraft

On March 15th, authorities in Russia announced that they had allocated about 300 billion rubles (about $3.9 billion) to buy aircraft from foreign leasing companies. The […]
20 March 2023

Strikes continue to affect several German airports

On Friday March 17th, close to 89,000 passengers were affected by cancellations of around 681 flights due to strikes at Germany‘s Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart airports, […]
20 March 2023

Tourism Ireland’s new campaign set to ‘win hearts’ around the world

Tourism Ireland has launched a new campaign as part of its ‘Fill your heart with Ireland’ drive. Starting with St Patrick’s Day on 17 March, a […]
17 March 2023

Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme sees spike in demand as program might soon end

Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme has seen a substantial increase in applications as the program might soon end. In February of this year, the government put forward […]
17 March 2023

Bali to ban tourists from renting motorcycles

After a series of road accidents involving tourists, authorities in Bali are considering banning motorcycle and scooter rentals to foreigners, Bali governor Wayan Koster announced during […]
17 March 2023

Why you shouldn’t take your shoes off on a plane

With all the travel restrictions still in force, being on a plane is for most of us a distant memory. But everybody probably still remembers that […]
16 March 2023

Japan joins space tourism race with a balloon capsule to launch in October

Based in Sapporo in northern Japan, the startup Iwaya Giken has  recently revealed its balloon capsule aimed at launching tourists to space in October.  1. Balloon […]
16 March 2023

Local communities on stage at ITB Berlin 2023

After four years, ITB Berlin returned in person and on the Green Stage, for the Sustainable Destination Track, it did it by going back to the […]
16 March 2023

Amsterdam Schiphol to introduce AI for security screening

Amsterdam Schiphol is partnering with Pangiam and Google to support the screening of luggage with Artificial Intelligence. When properly staffed, security at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is […]
16 March 2023

Uber makes it easier to locate your ride in more than 30 airports worldwide

Uber is making it easier and more efficient to get a ride at the airport. On Tuesday, the ride-share company introduced step-by-step instructions to its app […]
16 March 2023

Air pollution below safe levels in 99% of planet’s land surface, new study shows

A new study on global daily levels of air pollution shows that practically every location on Earth has very poor quality air. The study shows that […]
15 March 2023

Meet 4 startups working to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy sources

Many startups are playing a crucial role in the energy transition by developing new technologies, business models, and strategies to help accelerate the adoption of renewable […]
15 March 2023

President Biden pressures airlines to ditch family seating fees

The Biden administration has urged Congress to pass a legislation that would end family seating fees for parents traveling with children under the age of 14. On […]
15 March 2023

China lays out plans to invest $5.1bn in a green hydrogen plant in Egypt

The announcement was made during a meeting of the Egyptian cabinet, on 9 March, attended by China Energy chairman Song Hailiang. 1. China Energy Engineering Corporation […]
15 March 2023

China to issue visas again as the country reopens to international tourists

After a three-year pause of border restrictions due to the pandemic, China is fully reopening to foreign visitors. According to a statement released on Monday by […]
15 March 2023

Airbus tests 100% sustainable aviation fuel on its A321 neo aircraft

On 9 March, Airbus tested 100% unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on both LEAP-1A engines as part of a new flight test campaign using the best-selling […]
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