Thomson ReutersNovember 22, 2013 12:34
By Brian Winter and Cesar Bianconi
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Seen from Brazil's modernist, glass-walled presidential palace, 2014 looks like a minefield.
The economy, already sputtering, will probably slow even further. A downgrade of Brazil's credit rating seems possible, if not likely. The World Cup of soccer, which Brazil will host in June and July, could end up revealing to billions of TV viewers the shoddy government planning and transportation bottlenecks that have frustrated investors here for years.