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.

23 August 2022

Two Ethiopian Airlines pilots fall asleep in mid-flight and miss landing

On Monday August 15th, two pilots from Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, fell asleep in mid-flight while flying from Khartoum, Kenya, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The […]
22 August 2022

Dubai eases Covid-19 entry requirements for unvaccinated teens

The Gulf City has loosed its Covid-19 entry rules for unvaccinated children, making it easier for them to visit the country. Previously, unvaccinated teens aged between […]
22 August 2022

Portugal to boost green hydrogen production with €10 million grant for Fusion Fuel

A Portuguese-based company developing green hydrogen solutions received a €10 million grant to expand the production of green hydrogen — defined as hydrogen produced by splitting […]
22 August 2022

Tourists fined for surfing in Venice’s Grand Canal

Two tourists were fined for surfing along Venice’s Grand Canal. 1. Disrespecting World Heritage Apparently riding eFoils — electric surfboards raised out of the water on […]
22 August 2022
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Estonia calls on EU to ban Russian tourists

While Estonia is ready to ban Russian tourists, Germany and Portugal stand against the decision. 1. Estonia backs Zelensky’s call Following Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky’s call […]
22 August 2022

Wizz Air suspends relaunch of flights to Russia amid growing criticism and calls for boycott

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has suspended plans to resume flights to Moscow amid mounting criticism over its decision to relaunch the route. The airline said the […]
22 August 2022

More than 200 European cities could be fully connected by a network of night trains

Night trains are making a strong comeback in the face of urgent action to curb climate change. According to Euronews, aviation generates nearly 14% of the […]
22 August 2022

The foremost transport challenges to be discussed in Lisbon from 14 to 17 November 2022

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and aspects of mobility. It has been organised every two […]
19 August 2022

A travel company is offering guided tours to war zones in Ukraine

A travel company called Visit Ukraine has launched a campaign to bring tourists to some of the zones affected by the war in Ukraine. In an […]
18 August 2022

Over the past 60 years, the global forest area per capita has declined by 60%

Our planet is wonderful but it’s also rapidly changing. As a human species, we are responsible for a lot of those changes and certainly not always […]
18 August 2022

Global warming melts Swiss mountain pass unseen since Roman times

In Switzerland, between the Scex Rouge and Tsanfleuron mountains, the Col de Tsanfleuron pass has been covered by ice for over 2,000 years. Just in 2012 […]
18 August 2022

Drought unveils Ancient Welsh village from the XIX century

The water level in the village’s reservoir is so low that old Llanwddyn has reemerged, revealing the foundations of lost buildings, a bridge and dry-stone walls. […]
18 August 2022

China’s domestic tourism is on the rise, says Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings has reported that domestic tourism in China is on the rise after a period of low activity due to the nation’s strict lockdowns. The […]
18 August 2022

Sardinia is paying people 15,000€ to relocate there

Moving abroad is a thing. Quite often, you have to start all over again, learn a new language and go through quite a rough start to […]
18 August 2022

Ryanair begins fight against Hungary over new tax

Hungary has fined Irish airline Ryanair more than 750,000 euros for violating consumer protection rules after the Irish airline increased fares to offset an “excess profits” […]
18 August 2022

This Dutch town is using bubbles to trap plastic pollution from rivers before they reach the ocean

The Dutch town of Katwijk is using bubbles to trap plastic trash in rivers with creative and innovative technique. Air is pumped through a perforated tube […]
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