Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro is “admitted to a Florida hospital with abdominal pain”

LAST MINUTE: Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro is ‘admitted to a Florida hospital with abdominal pain’

  • Bolsonaro arrived in Florida on December 30, two days before Lula’s inauguration.
  • The former president was reportedly rushed to the hospital in Orlando today.
  • He faces at least four investigations in Brazil and has lost immunity

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to a hospital in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing “severe abdominal pain.”

The far-right politician, who currently lives in Florida, was rushed to Advent Health Celebration hospital due to his ailments, local media report.

Details of his ‘severe’ pain have yet to be released, but his admission to hospital comes just hours after his supporters wreaked havoc in Brazil and stormed the country’s Congress.

They have refused to accept Bolsonaro’s electoral defeat and charged the Supreme Court and the presidential palace yesterday, just a week after the inauguration of his left-wing rival, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

The attack, reminiscent of the invasion of the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021 by supporters of former President Donald Trump, an ally of Bolsonaro, required the intervention of military police to bring calm to the Plaza de the Three Powers of Brasilia.

Former President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to a hospital in Florida, according to local reports.

Former President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to a hospital in Florida, according to local reports.

Pictured: Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, center, meets with supporters outside a vacation home where he is staying near Orlando, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

Pictured: Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, center, meets with supporters outside a vacation home where he is staying near Orlando, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023.

Bolsonaro, a far-right nationalist, has reportedly been staying at the home of José Aldo, a retired Brazilian professional MMA fighter and UFC champion.

The couple was photographed inside what appeared to be Aldo’s Orlando home, which is just a few miles from Disney World.

The former president posed with MMA gloves, and in one photo he even had Aldo jokingly in a headlock, as the pair grinned from ear to ear.

Bolsonaro, who is facing a variety of investigations at home for his time in the presidential office, arrived in Florida late on December 30. Reports suggest that he plans to stay in the United States for at least a month, and maybe as long as three.

Since arriving, he has been filmed wandering his temporary neighborhood absorbing the adoration of expat Brazilian supporters who flocked to the house where he is staying and even organized a mini-rally in support.

Pictured: Bolsonaro supporters film him outside a Florida home as he greets them in the driveway.

Pictured: Bolsonaro supporters film him outside a Florida home as he greets them in the driveway.

Pictured: Bolsonaro supporters film him in front of a Florida home as he greets them at the entrance. The former Brazilian president arrived in the state on December 30

According to the Orlando Sentinel, more than 50 supporters, some draped in the yellow and green Brazilian flags, gathered in front of the residence.

For 30 minutes, Bolsonaro posed for photos with his supporters, and even wore a United States soccer jersey, as they gathered at the entrance of what was reported to be José Aldo’s home.

It was also filmed inside a local Publix grocery store, with a shopper filming the formal president perusing the aisles before realizing he was on camera. When he noticed the camera, he gave a slightly awkward thumbs up.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress in Brasilia on January 8, 2023

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress in Brasilia on January 8, 2023

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as security forces operate in front of the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, on January 8, 2023.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as security forces operate in front of the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, on January 8, 2023.

How Bolsonaro has been spending his time in Florida

December 30: Bolsonaro arrives in Florida on presidential jet

January 1st: Swearing in of the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

January 1st: Bolsonaro is seen wandering his Florida neighborhood greeting supporters outside his temporary home which is reportedly owned by MMA legend José Aldo.

January 2: The former president appears in an Instagram video with Cristiano Piquet, a Brazilian expatriate living in Florida who made headlines when he helped save a woman who had fallen into a canal.

January 4: Bolsonaro is again seen greeting supporters and wandering the aisles of a Publix grocery store in Orlando.

January the 8th: Bolsonaro supporters storm government buildings in Brazil

January the 8th: Former president publishes on Twitter saying that the protests “escaped the rule of law”

January 9th: Calls are intensifying for Bolsonaro to be expelled from the US as reports say Anderson Torres, the security secretary in charge of ensuring the region where the riots took place was safe, was in Florida at the time.

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