Bolsonaro admitted to hospital in Florida, his wife says

For­mer Brazil­ian Pres­i­dent Jair Bol­sonaro has been admit­ted to a hos­pi­tal in Flori­da with stom­ach pains, his wife has announced.

It comes a day after thou­sands of sup­port­ers stormed gov­ern­ment offices in the Brazil­ian capital.

Bol­sonaro was tak­en to a hos­pi­tal near Orlan­do on Mon­day, reports said.

The for­mer pres­i­dent was stabbed in 2018 and has suf­fered from occa­sion­al stom­ach pains since.

Michelle Bol­sonaro con­firmed on her Insta­gram on Mon­day that her hus­band is under obser­va­tion due to dis­com­fort in her stomach.

A source close to his fam­i­ly said his con­di­tion was “no cause for con­cern,” accord­ing to Reuters. The sto­ry was first report­ed by Brazil­ian news out­let O Globo.

Bol­sonaro left Brazil about 10 days ago for the Unit­ed States. He refused to par­tic­i­pate in the han­dover of pow­er to Pres­i­dent Luis Ina­cio Lula da Sil­va that took place last week.

Since arriv­ing in the Unit­ed States about 48 hours before Lula’s inau­gu­ra­tion, Bol­sonaro has been stay­ing at a prop­er­ty owned by a pro­fes­sion­al mixed mar­tial artist.

On Mon­day, São Paulo natives Rosñn­gela and Welling­ton stopped by the Angkor Resort at Reunion Res­i­dences for a pho­to op out­side Bol­sonaro’s tem­po­rary residence.

For them, it was like vis­it­ing a tourist des­ti­na­tion. Tak­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take a pho­to, she jumps out of the car with a smile and poses.

Imme­di­ate­ly after that, a man at the res­i­dence said to him in Por­tuguese, “Please don’t park on the street.”

The com­mu­ni­ty is gat­ed, but a hand­ful of reporters enter through a side gate and the Brazil­ians get into their cars and park them near their homes.

Anoth­er Brazil­ian quar­tet sat on the side­walk in front of their house for over an hour. They see noth­ing and expect noth­ing. They just want to sit and feel famil­iar, even though Bol­sonaro does­n’t live there.

“We are talk­ing about and remem­ber­ing Brazil.”

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