Chamber Grants Diplomatic Passports to 404 Children and Spouses of Deputies

The deputy who has the largest number of relatives with the document, according to the Chamber's website, is the President of the House, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ). In his case, there are seven passports for his children and his wife.

By Arkady Petrov

BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is the eternal land of privilege and nepotism. The advantages for the rich and powerful in the country are numerous. What would be unthinkable in other countries is considered normal in Brazil - and it is legal.

It is therefore not surprising that The Chamber of Deputies granted a diplomatic passport to at least 404 children and spouses of deputies, as reported in the latest posts from Brazilian media outlet UOL.

That total exceeds the number of deputies who are bearing the document (369) and those who do not but could request one . . .

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