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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.

8 February 2022

EU complex technical screening criteria could risk climate goals set for European gas industry

The energy transition in Europe is happening. There are a number of challenges but they are being addressed in different ways. From biofuels, sustainable aviation fuels […]
8 February 2022

Travel and tourism likely to grow $8.6 trillion in 2022

As the world finally seems to be on the path to recovery, the travel and tourism sector’s contribution to the global economy and jobs could reach […]
8 February 2022

World’s deepest high-speed railway station now operating beneath the Great Wall of China

With the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in sight, China has just unveiled the “world’s fastest bullet train”. It connects the cities of Beijing and Zhangjiakou. The […]
8 February 2022

Brussels Airport reaffirms commitment to reach net zero carbon by 2050

Brussels Airport, together with over 200 other airports across Europe, has signed the Toulouse Declaration, an important agreement that marks a new chapter in Europe’s journey […]
7 February 2022

European aviation commits to become the world’s first CO2 neutral continent by 2050

European aviation commits to decarbonise air transport and accelerate its efforts to make Europe the world’s first CO2 neutral continent by 2050. Launched by the French […]
7 February 2022

UNWTO launches the first Global Youth Tourism Summit

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has joined the Minister of Tourism of Italy Massimo Garavaglia to officially launch the first Global […]
7 February 2022

Is Berlin about to create the world’s biggest car free zone?

Berlin, it’s a city you either hate or love. Personally, we’re big fans of the giant, alternative German capital yet we could see why you wouldn’t. […]
7 February 2022

Vietnam to reopen for international tourists in March or April

Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Văn Hùng proposed a total reopening to international tourists in late March or beginning of April.  Visitors will […]
7 February 2022

New Zealand announces plan to reopen to the world

Authorities in New Zealand announced on Thursday February 3rd that the country will remove quarantine requirements for returning citizens, and that borders will be gradually opened. […]
7 February 2022

Young people in Benelux torn between traveling and reducing their carbon footprint

Recent results of the 2021-2022 Climate Survey published by the European Investment Bank (EIB) reveal the difficult choices young people are facing between a desire to […]
7 February 2022

Portugal drops Covid-19 testing requirement for fully vaccinated tourists

Negative Covid-19 tests will no longer be required to enter Portugal for all air passengers arriving with a EU Digital Covid Certificate or recognised proof of […]
7 February 2022

Europe entering Covid-19 “ceasefire”, says WHO

Europe could soon enter a ceasefire with Covid-19 that can lead to the end of the pandemic, declared Dr Hans Kluge, World Health Organization’s (WHO) Europe […]
7 February 2022

The future of energy in Europe and the aviation’s role towards decarbonisation

The energy transition is well underway with business and civil society pledging to achieve greater sustainable ambitions. The aviation sector, in particular, plays a key role […]
4 February 2022

Australia’s new national park will be focusing on protecting local wildlife

National parks can be found all over the world and are usually the perfect place to start if you want to get to know local nature. […]
4 February 2022

IATA calls for the end of US pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated travelers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with Airlines for America (A4A) and 28 US and international aviation and travel and tourism stakeholder groups, urged […]
4 February 2022

Some airlines will have large losses because of high oil prices, warns Ryanair CEO

The high price of oil will have a negative impact on the finances of airlines that are unable to cover their fuel bills in the face […]
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