The year-end Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

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ARGENTINA Nine-year-old US boy climbs Aconcagua peak in Argentina A nine-year-old boy from the United States has become the youngest person to reach the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. BRAZIL Brazil jail fights kill 59 in 2013 At least 59 inmates have been killed in a single northern Brazilian prison this year; the town is Pedrinhas. Smart Diplomacy: Boeing’s Super Hornet Banned From Brazil’s Fighter Sales Because of Fury Over NSA Scandal Brazil Boosts Levy On Overseas Transactions Brazil is raising taxes on more transactions its residents make abroad, as the country tries to increase government revenue and reduce the outflow of dollars. . . .

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