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Brazil's VP Tells President's Sons to Wash Dirty Laundry at Home

  • Cabinet crisis erupts just as pension reform goes to Congress
  • Mourao says infighting will be over as Bolsonaro intervenes
Hamilton Mourao

Hamilton Mourao

Photographer: Sergio Lima/Bloomberg

Brazil’s vice president has a piece of advice for the sons of President Jair Bolsonaro: stop washing dirty laundry in public.

Hamilton Mourao’s admonition comes as a cabinet crisis jolts the government just when Bolsonaro needs to show unity to approve tough economic reforms. The rift in his inner circle started when Gustavo Bebianno, the secretary general of the presidency and former president of the ruling PSL party, was accused of misusing campaign funds. It escalated when one of the president’s sons called Bebianno a liar.