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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.

11 March 2022

Jeremy Sampson: “It’s been a difficult time but also one of resilience and increased collaboration”

After two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions the world seemed to be opening up. First hit Delta, then Omicron, but as some experts had predicted, […]
10 March 2022

How can low-carbon liquid fuels “green” road transport?

The fuel industry is looking at low-carbon liquid fuels in an attempt to keep the benefits of the internal combustion engine without its negative impact on […]
10 March 2022

FlixBus provides free travel for Ukrainian refugees

FlixBus has been operating in Ukraine since 2019, serving 29 Ukrainian and 70 international destinations in 8 countries. “Our Ukraine Flix-teams, located in Kyiv and Kharkiv, […]
10 March 2022

Top 20 Most annoying passengers on a plane

With all the safety distance measures we had to follow in the past two years, sharing an indoor space with strangers has become quite uncomfortable for […]
10 March 2022

How is sustainable aviation fuel produced?

More and more airlines are betting on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to make aviation greener. Despite the slow uptake due to its cost, some technologies are […]
10 March 2022

Lufthansa’s interest in Italy’s ITA remains high on the radar

Lufthansa’s CEO Carsten Spohr has stated that the German carrier is unlikely to acquire a majority stake in ITA Airways. He did say, however, that Italy […]
10 March 2022

Russian aviation paralyzed by Western sanctions

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, sanctions imposed by Western countries are threatening to paralyze the country’s air transport. Aircraft leasing companies have until […]
9 March 2022

What happens when someone dies in space?

Space tourism has become a reality as companies such as Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are offering exclusive opportunities for celebrities and civilians to travel to […]
9 March 2022

Ryanair fulfils threat and cuts 5,000 flights, 19 routes in Lisbon and 150 jobs

Ryanair will cancel 19 routes in Lisbon for this summer, justifying this decision with the fact that the Government has not unlocked the slots that TAP […]
9 March 2022

What are the European countries accepting Ukrainian refugees without visas?

European countries are providing flexibility for entry and visa requirements to Ukrainian refugees in an attempt to accelerate the accommodation of displaced people. 1. Scraping red […]
8 March 2022

Protesters project Ukrainian flag on the building of the Embassy of Russia in Lisbon

Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces on the 24th of February, over two million people flee Ukraine. “Today the outflow of refugees from […]
8 March 2022

Russian and Ukrainian tourists stranded abroad struggle with logistical problems

Ukrainian and Russian tourists who happened to be travelling when the war broke out on 24 February are now stranded abroad and struggling with logistical problems. […]
8 March 2022

Online Travel Agencies are being challenged by the growth of direct bookings

The pandemic has catalysed an increase in direct bookings, SiteMinder’s senior director of global demand partnerships, James Bishop said reflecting on 2020  “With international travel restrictions […]
8 March 2022

Kazakhstan to introduce new incentives to restart tourism

The Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced plans to develop budget programs to fund infrastructure projects in tourist areas. The plans were announced by […]
8 March 2022

Ryanair’s CEO doubles down on ultimatum sent to Portugal

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary is once again putting pressure on Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, and insisting that the deadline for releasing TAP slots is overdue. […]
7 March 2022

Finnish railways deploy extra trains for Russians who want to flee Russia

The conflict in Ukraine has been devastating for a lot of people. First of all, for all the Ukrainians who had to, all of a sudden, […]
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