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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.

22 February 2022

Spanish ghost town emerges in Galicia after severe drought

The severe drought affecting the northern border region between Spain and Portugal has brought down the water levels of a reservoir in southern Galicia, and something […]
21 February 2022

Israel scraps vaccination requirement for tourists

Starting 1 March, unvaccinated tourists will be allowed to visit Israel. The decision was announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, after a meeting with […]
21 February 2022

28,000 Saudi Arabian women apply for 30 train driver jobs

Spanish rail company Renfe has opened 30 posts for female train drivers in Saudi Arabia, for which they received no less than 28,000 applications. Saudi Arabian […]
21 February 2022

In 2020, fossil fuels made up 70% of gross available energy in the EU

In the EU, we still largely rely on fossil fuels for our overall energy supply, illustrated by the ratio of fossil fuels in gross available energy (the total energy […]
21 February 2022

Commission approves €6.13 million to support Cypriot airlines affected by Covid-19

Airlines in Cyprus will be granted extended financial support to cope with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. 1. Rescuing Cyprus airlines The European Commission has […]
21 February 2022

Information markets bet the end of air travel mask mandates before 8 November

The information market Polymarket predicts that air travel mask mandates will be over before the 8 November, when the midterm elections take place in the United […]
21 February 2022

Big Jet TV goes viral thanks to planes landing during Storm Eunice

Big Jet TV presenter Jerry Dyer attracted a large crowd last Friday with his running commentary of the pilots’ performance while landing in Heathrow amid heavy […]
20 February 2022

Top 6 new train routes in Europe for 2022

Traveling by train can be a wonderful experience to enjoy the landscape. It’s also a perfect alternative for those who opt for a more sustainable mode […]
18 February 2022

Leuven considered a must-visit destination in Europe

The Belgian city of Leuven has finished 5th on a list of Europe’s best destinations for travelers. Every year, the European Best Destinations ranks the best […]
17 February 2022

US biofuel producers urge Congress to review SAF’s tax credits

1. Methodology Biofuel producers have urged the US Congress on 15 February to change the methodology used in the Build Back Better Act to account for […]
17 February 2022

Delta Airlines insists with US to add unruly passengers to “no-fly” list

1. Plea for banning unruly passengers Delta Airlines has insisted that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) includes unruly passengers on a national “no-fly” list that […]
17 February 2022

These are the world’s safest countries and cities to travel to in 2022

Safety has always been a factor to take into consideration when choosing a holiday destination and even more so in the recent years in the context […]
17 February 2022

Meet the crew that SpaceX will launch to deep space in 2022

Billionaire Jared Isaacman together with a crew of three others are about to make more history with the first launch of the Polaris Program somewhere late […]
17 February 2022

US billionaire Jared Isaacman to start a new era for private spaceflight

1. Polaris After being part of the first civilian crew in space on board of a SpaceX spaceship, the billionaire Jared Isaacman is making headlines for […]
17 February 2022

Scotland aims to become the best destination for responsible tourism​

The Travel Foundation is working with VisitScotland and Scotland’s three economic development agencies on a package of COP26 legacy projects that will further establish Scotland’s tourism sector […]
17 February 2022

Canada removes PCR test requirement for vaccinated travelers

On Tuesday February 15th, Canadian authorities announced the ease of Covid-19 measures linked to border control. The decision comes more than two weeks after the start […]
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