I’m not Brazilian but I’ve worked in Brazil on a project for four months. The security situation was down right horrible ten years ago, I understand that things are much, much worse now and allegedly this is what pisses people off.
And the thing is, everybody is affected - so the ruling elites cannot ignore it. Middle class and upper middle class folks are also affected. Just yesterday a soccer player from one of the top Brazilian sides was castrated (!!) and then killed:
From my understanding, the middle class carried Bolsonaro due to two main reasons - massive corruption from PT and the apocalyptic levels of crime. Brazil has a history of military dictatorship, Bolsonaro is a former army officer and his cabinet wil be supposedly filled with generals…doesn’t sound too good. Sounds like a typical South American scenario from the 60s again.
EDIT: John Oliver has an agenda, but it seems an useful (and biased) overview, especially of Bolsonaro’s public utterances…