Far-right former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been hospitalized in Orlando, Florida, with abdominal pain, media reported Monday, a day after his supporters stormed the seat of power in Brasilia.
Bolsonaro, 67, left Brazil for the United States two days before the end of his term, snubbing the traditional handing over of the presidential sash when the man who defeated him at the polls, veteran leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, took office. the post on January 1. .
He’s been staying at the Orlando home of former Brazilian mixed martial arts champion José Aldo, a stone’s throw from Disney World.
Bolsonaro was admitted to the AdventHealth Celebration acute care hospital outside Orlando with “severe abdominal pain,” the Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported, a day after denying Lula’s claim that he incited his supporters to storm the presidential palace, Congress and the Supreme Court in the capital.
Bolsonaro has had a series of health problems stemming from a knife attack that nearly took his life during his winning 2018 presidential campaign.
He has undergone six surgeries since the stabbing, carried out by an attacker who was found mentally unfit to stand trial.
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