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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.

28 October 2021

How are cities reducing their footprint and becoming more attractive to tourism?

Attracting tourism continues to pose a significant challenge for cities and municipalities who in the midst of the pandemic need to shuffle their priorities, especially given […]
27 October 2021

Belgium to reinstall use of masks indoors as Covid-19 cases increase

Belgium’s Consultative Committee met on Tuesday, October 26, and Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that masks will again be mandatory inside shops and other indoor […]
26 October 2021

Craveiral Farmhouse. A place for artistic exchange in the heart of Alentejo

Nestled between the countryside and the ocean, the Craveiral Farmhouse is located in São Teotónio, in the Alentejo, Portugal, and is part of the Blank Residency […]
26 October 2021

When and why do we change our clocks

On Sunday the 31th, we are going to change our clocks and we will have to wait until March 2022 to change the hour again. But, […]
26 October 2021

New 414 km railway connects China and Laos

Launched in 2013 to develop better transport connectivity within Asia, the Belt and Road initiative is delivering its new 414 km railway connecting China and Laos. […]
20 October 2021

Interactive photos show what sea level rise in major cities could look like

New research by the independent organization Climate Central shows in striking images what the world would look like if no actions are taken to curb climate […]
20 October 2021

69-meter yacht’s ‘gaping hole’ concept dazzles designers

The Shape, named by its Rome-based team, is dazzling boat designers across the world with its innovative design and sumptuous accommodations. Still a concept, the luxurious […]
19 October 2021

The US to reopen its borders to non-essential travel from November 8th

From November 8th, travelers fulfilling certain criteria will be able to fly to the United States for non-essential purposes. Borders with Canada and Mexico will also […]
15 October 2021

What’s on? Leuven culture set to explode with BANG! Festival

Looking for something a bit different this autumn and winter? Look no further. From mid-October to January 2022, it’s all going off in Leuven, one of […]
15 October 2021

ITA. Meet Europe’s newest airline

Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA) is the startup carrier meant to replace Alitalia with a targeted starting date of October 15th; the carrier began selling tickets on […]
14 October 2021

Nicholas Hodac: “The future of sustainable food systems is in our hands”

The 2nd edition of the Farm to Fork Conference starts today in Brussels, an event focusing on the initiatives linked to the EU Farm to Fork […]
14 October 2021

Why eating healthy doesn’t need to cost you more

Food plays an essential role in our lives; after all, the saying ‘you are what you eat’ exists for a reason. Our diet impacts our health […]
12 October 2021

It is time to choose the World’s Best Tourism Film

From the 1st to the 25th of October, a global audience is being invited to cast its vote and help choose the next World’s Best Tourism […]
11 October 2021

What are the Covid-19 rules to enter the EU?

With many European countries easing restrictions to make tourism possible again, the European hospitality sector is finally recovering. However, if some countries have relaxed their Covid-19 […]
11 October 2021

Portugal’s tourism industry optimistic about the future

After a long and painful lockdown, the Portuguese tourism industry seems to be cautiously recovering. Despite being in the low season, the Algarve – Portugal’s southernmost […]
8 October 2021

5 most beautiful national parks in Germany

Germany is famous for its valuable cultural heritage and long history. Every city you visit has its own spirit and everyone you meet there leaves you […]
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