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.

4 January 2023

Bali’s tourism industry struggles to hire new workers

Tourism is on the rise in Bali after most of the Covid-related restrictions have been eased. The hospitality industry, however, is facing challenges to hire enough […]
3 January 2023

Dubai removes tax on alcohol to boost tourism

On Sunday January 1st, Dubai removed its 30% tax on alcohol sales and made the licenses required to sell alcoholic beverages free, ending a long-standing source […]
3 January 2023

France urges all EU countries to test China arrivals for Covid

Several countries around the world are imposing preventive measures on travellers from China as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country continues to grow. After […]
3 January 2023

Belgium to test wastewater on airplanes from China

Federal Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke announced on Monday that Belgium will start testing the wastewater on airplanes coming from China, in an attempt to keep tabs […]
3 January 2023

Croatia to face airports checks until March 26 despite joining Schengen

Croatia is celebrating its accession to the Schengen area and the Eurozone, however, technical reasons are extending airport checks in the country until the end of […]
3 January 2023

Europe registers warmest winter on record

On January 1st, Switzerland recorded its highest-ever January temperature north of the Alps. The mercury hit 20.9 degrees Celsius (69.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of […]
3 January 2023

13 countries imposing restrictions on travellers from China as Covid rebounds

Several countries around the world are imposing preventive measures on travelers from China as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country continue to grow. After […]
2 January 2023

European airports regret “scientifically unjustified” return to travel restrictions

Following the relaxation of China’s zero-Covid policies, the caseload in the country started rising again. As a result, fearing the spread of the virus, several countries […]
2 January 2023

Most polluting planes to pay up to 20 times more at Brussels Airport

The structure for new tariffs payable every time a plane takes off at Brussels Airport have been announced in a press release by the airport, confirming […]
2 January 2023

High-speed train between Madrid and Murcia is now operating

On December 20th, the first AVE train between Madrid and Murcia left from Chamartin station in the capital of Spain, and arrived at Murcia del Carmen, […]
2 January 2023

Brussels Airlines flies first flight on sustainable fuel

A Brussels Airlines flight from Brussels to Malaga on New Year’s Day has become the first to take off from Brussels Airport with a 38-62% SAF […]
2 January 2023

India’s first human space flight scheduled for 2024

In late December, the Indian Minister of Science and Technology, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh declared in Parliament that 2024 will mark India‘s first human […]
2 January 2023

Netherlands triples air passenger tax from 1 January 2023

As of January 1st 2023, the Netherlands is charging higher taxes for air travel from its territory to encourage travelers to choose other modes of transportation. […]
30 December 2022

EU rejects demands of bloc-wide testing China arrivals

On 29 December 2022, the EU Health Security Committee had an emergency meeting to assess the need of imposing Covid-19 testing requirements for travellers coming from […]
30 December 2022

Mayan Train to connect Yucatán Peninsula

The Mayan Train project is considered one of the most important infrastructure works in the history of Mexico’s rail Network. Tren Maya, operated by Alstom will […]
30 December 2022

Will the world’s largest outbound tourism market return in 2023?

Earlier this week, China has announced it will be effectively dropping mandatory quarantine for people coming into the country from abroad, which has led to a […]