Sunday, October 7, was an earthshattering moment in Brazil, with the “Trump of the Tropics” riding high, as he buoyed unknown Congressional candidates into power, and swept out establishment politicians of leftist and centrist parties.Dilma Rousseff, the former president, couldn’t even get elected to one of Minas Gerais’ three Senate seats.An unknown candidate named Wilson Witzel rocketed to the head of the pack for governor of Rio de Janeiro, while Bolsonaro’s son Eduardo Bolsonaro became the most-voted deputy in Brazilian electoral history, racking up 1.9 million votes in Sao Paulo state.
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