Brazilian Congress to investigate ballooning World Cup costs (Reuters)

Two demonstrators kiss each other in front of police officers during a protest in central Rio de Janeiro June 27, 2013. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian Congress will investigate the billions of dollars spent on soccer stadiums for next year’s World Cup, one of the main complaints that fueled massive street protests last month against the country’s political establishment. Lawmakers gathered enough signatures to establish a joint investigation by both chambers of Congress that will look into cost overruns and allegations of corruption in the building or overhaul of 12 stadiums that will host the global soccer event. …

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