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Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro He is admitted to a hospital in Orlando, Florida, in the United Stateswhere he traveled on December 30, due to abdominal pain, a source close to the former president reported.
“He is hospitalized in Orlando. getting tested” due to abdominal pain, that source told EFE about the state of health of the ex-governor, who left power on January 1, when the progressive Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva succeeded him.
According to the Brazilian press, the former head of state is at the AdventHealth Celebration in Orlando, in the state of Florida, although an operator of that clinic assured EFE that the far-right leader is not there.
The ex-ruler’s wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, pointed out on social networks that her husband is “under observation” in the hospital for “abdominal discomfort”.
These gastric problems, according to Michelle, are a consequence of the “stab that Bolsonaro received” on September 6, 2018 during an electoral act in the city of Juiz de Fora, and for which he had to undergo surgery several times.
As a result of that attack, the retired Army captain has also suffered digestive problems that have forced him to be hospitalized on various occasions during his term, which began in January 2019 and ended on December 31, 2022.
One of the last times he was admitted was in January of last year, although this time it was not necessary to operate and the intestinal obstruction he suffered from was undone with the passage of a probe.
Bolsonaro left Brazil on December 30, two days before Lula’s inauguration.whom he has not yet congratulated on his victory in the elections last October, and headed for Florida with no official plan to return to his country.
His hospitalization coincides with the frustrated coup attempt carried out on Sunday by thousands of his followers more radical in Brasiliawhere they invaded and vandalized the offices of Parliament, the Presidency and the Supreme Court for four and a half hours.
Bolsonaro lukewarmly rejected the insurrection of his supporters and charged against Lula, who accused the now ex-governor of “stimulating” his supporters to attack Brazilian democracy.
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