FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, the Christ the Redeemer statue stands back dropped by Sugar Loaf mountain, right, as the sun sets in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more than a decade, Brazil has been one of the developing world's great hopes, outpacing the growth of Western Europe and the U.S. Many even predicted it would soon become an economic superpower, but now analysts generally believe the big boom is past. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)