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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.

6 January 2023

European ski resorts forced to close due to record-breaking warm temperatures

Europe is recording one of its warmest winters on record. In France, several ski resorts have had to resort to alternative ways of entertainment give the […]
6 January 2023

These destinations are bound to trend in 2023

Mabrian Technologies, a company specialising in Tourism Intelligence, has revealed the top 10 destinations that will stand out in 2023 for their positioning in terms of […]
5 January 2023

What were the most punctual airlines in 2022?

The past year has been absolutely hectic for travelling, but especially for the aviation industry. Over the course of the pandemic, travel restrictions were lifted a […]
5 January 2023

The supersonic spaceplane Dream Chaser to launch first manned mission in 2026

The future of space exploration will largely rely on the supersonic spaceplane Dream Chaser: the first launch will depart in 2023 with a cargo mission, and […]
5 January 2023

EU Member States agree on pre-departure testing of travellers from China

After EU Member States had been divided over the necessity of pre-departure testing of travellers coming from China for the past week, an emergency meeting of […]
4 January 2023

EU to demand pre-departure tests for travellers from China

Over the past week, European countries have been divided over the necessary requirements that need to be imposed on travellers arriving from China, considering the recent […]
4 January 2023

Blue Origin’s private international space station to orbit Earth in 2027

Blue Origin’s chief Jeff Bezos has reportedly lost $85.2 billion in 2022, yet the financial dent suffered is not preventing one of the richest men in […]
4 January 2023

Is metaverse Tuvalu’s future?

Europe has experienced heatwaves and drought, storms and flooding, and in low-lying coastal areas, there are emerging plans for managed retreat and limited but very expensive […]
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 […]
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