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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.

30 December 2021

Covid-19 will be under control in 2022, says Bill Gates

Billionaire Bill Gates is predicting that although the worst of the pandemic is just around the corner, it will all be over in 2022. While the […]
29 December 2021

London’s Big Ben will chime on NYE for the first time since 2017

London’s Big Ben will emerge from its silence for the New Year, a few months before recovering its original mechanism after four years of work. On […]
29 December 2021

Amsterdam to ban over 150 spots from becoming tourist traps in an attempt to combat over tourism

The city of Amsterdam is freeing up millions of euros to combat over over tourism. Through different mechanisms, it will try to reduce the number of […]
29 December 2021

A woman arrested after slapping an elderly man over a face mask dispute on Delta flight

On December 23rd, a woman aboard a Delta Air Lines flight was detained in Atlanta for slapping a man across the face following a dispute over […]
29 December 2021

Making tourism stronger and ready for the future

This has been another challenging year for our societies, our economies and tourism. Many millions of jobs and businesses remain in peril, at the mercy of […]
28 December 2021

Morocco tourism sector goes bankrupt due to new travel restrictions

On Friday, Morocco’s National Office of Airports (ONDA) decided to extend a ban on international flights until the end of January in an attempt to stop […]
28 December 2021

Ghent recognized as a tourist hotspot

From January 2022, Ghent will be granted an official status as a tourist hotspot, joining the city of Bruges and other coastal towns. In practice, the […]
28 December 2021

Miracle of Gottröra: An emergency landing that saved 129 lives

Yesterday, December 27th,  marked the 30th anniversary of what went down in  history as the miracle of Gottröra (in Swedish Miraklet i Gottröra) or the Gottröra […]
28 December 2021

Night train service from Brussels to Prague to start in summer 2022

European Sleeper’s first night train service from Brussels to Prague is expected to start running in the summer of 2022, the company announced on December 20th. […]
27 December 2021

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope marks a milestone in space exploration

After three decades in the making, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was successfully launched on Christmas Day, lifting off atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s […]
27 December 2021

Omicron leads to more than 5,000 flights cancelled on Christmas weekend

Thousands of people lost their Christmas flights following more than 5,000 cancellations as staff and crew called out sick during the Omicron surge. 1. Omicron makes […]
27 December 2021

Air passengers more likely to get Covid-19, says IATA’s doctor

The risk of being infected on a flight with the Omicron variant is three times bigger than with Delta. This is the warning from the doctor […]
27 December 2021

Ryanair’s annual loss forecast grows amid Omicron fears and tighter travel restrictions

Ryanair has doubled its annual loss forecast due to the impact of the Covid-19 omicron variant. The appearance of the new variant has led to a […]
27 December 2021

Belgium confirms the shutdown of its seven nuclear reactors by 2025

On Thursday December 23rd, the Belgian government reached an agreement on the nuclear future of the country. The seven parties in the governing coalition in Brussels […]
23 December 2021

The Trans Bhutan Trail ready to welcome visitors after 60 years

The Trans Bhutan Trail has been restored and will be open to visitors in 2022. For hundreds of years, it was used by pilgrims, messengers, armies […]
23 December 2021

Several cities are canceling their NYE celebrations to stop the speed of contagion cases

The rapid advance of the omicron variant of Covid-19 has led governments of countless countries around the world to take strong measures in order to stop […]
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