Sam Zell

Sam Zell's Brazil connection

ZellTribune 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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