Tribune master Sam Zell, trying to restore his stature as an astute investor "after his disastrous buyout of Tribune Co.," has surfaced as an unlikely player in a controversy in Brazil over affordable housing, today's Wall Street Journal says. The debate is over a $15 billion government program to help build one million new houses for low-income families. Zell builds such homes all over Mexico and South America and, says the WSJ, "clearly could use a victory." Looks like the full story is for subscribers only.
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