By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry for Cities has announced it is launching an inquiry into accusations that former civil servants defrauded the government’s major public housing program, known as Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life), by setting up a network of front companies. The R$72 billion Minha Casa Minha Vida program is in the process of building over two million new homes throughout Brazil by 2014.

Former ministry workers set up . . .

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