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Tag: Bolsonaro family

  • Monday, February 18th 2019 - 09:57 UTC

    Bolsonaro learning the hard way: family and politics don't mix

    The furor could divert the president's attention as he tries to focus on the bill to reform Brazil's unsustainable pension system expected this week in Congress

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, one of his politician sons and his ultraconservative party were embroiled in a crisis on Sunday over a campaign finance scandal threatening the leader's anti-corruption image. The 63-year-old far-right president, who is just six weeks into his mandate, spoke with top officials in his government on Friday and Saturday to try to draw a line under the affair, after key allies turned on him.

  • Wednesday, January 16th 2019 - 09:21 UTC

    The Bolsonaro family soap-opera which defeats Brazilian traditional media

    Several times a day Bolsonaro communicates with posts on his social media channels or those of his three eldest sons, all of whom are politically active

    The Bolsonaro family is using social media to present their life as a reality soap opera. The carefully crafted, highly-watched presidential telenovela (soap-opera) is setting the narrative and circumventing traditional media. On the sixth day, the Messia[s] reclines barefoot on the sofa of the Granja do Torto presidential residence. Next to him sits the faithful family dog, Beretta. His glasses casually perched upon his nose, the master browses social media on his smartphone.