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Keeping Up with the Bolsonaros

bolsonaro and his sons
From left to right: Eduardo, Carlos, Jair, and Flávio

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...

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