Last year, Brazil elected Jair Bolsonaro as its head of state. With a platform tough on crime, and Donald Trump-esque promises to drain the swamp of Brazilian politics, he received over 57 million votes. However, after less than two months in office, it is clear that the country did not just elect Jair Bolsonaro, it elected the entire Bolsonaro family.
The president’s three oldest sons, all elected officials at different levels of government, have taken on hugely influential roles within the administration. None are actual members of the cabinet, though they appear to have more power than many of the president’s ministers.
The central role of the “Bolso-kids” has bothered the Brazilian political class. Even Jair Bolsonaro’s allies have called upon him to keep his boys in check, as the early crises of the government have predominantly revolved around the president’s sons.