By Amy Skalmusky, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The growth acceleration program, or PAC (Aceleração do Crescimento), was introduced in 2007 and laid out investment plans of nearly R$504 billion (US$306 billion) until 2010 to solve many long-overdue infrastructure issues as well as prepare for the upcoming 2014 World Cup and Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here