Gulf Times - Latin-America
Spain hopes to sign $1bn joint investment fund with Qatar

Spain hopes to sign $1bn joint investment fund with Qatar

Plans are underway for a high-level visit to Qatar by Spanish officials next year where discussions would include strengthening of bilateral relations and the possible signing of a $1bn Spanish-Qatari joint investment fund.

First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US

First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US

Tests have found the Zika virus in mosquitoes from Miami, the first detected on continental United States, confirming local transmission of the disease, the Florida authorities said.

Qatar Airways to acquire up to 10% of LATAM Airlines

Qatar Airways to acquire up to 10% of LATAM Airlines

Qatar Airways has agreed to acquire up to 10% of LATAM Airlines, in a $613mn deal that requires the consent of existing shareholders at the Chile-based carrier, the two companies said.

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.

World health officials mobilise on Zika threat

World health officials mobilise on Zika threat

World health officials mobilised with emergency response plans and funding pleas as fears grow that the Zika virus could spread globally and threaten the Olympics.

Zika pregnancy panic hits Latin America

Zika pregnancy panic hits Latin America

Don’t get pregnant for the next two years. That is the warning El Salvador’s government has issued women as Zika, a tropical virus blamed for causing severe birth defects, sweeps Latin America and the Caribbean.