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Brazilian President Lands In Hospital With Intestinal Blockage

FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro adjusts his protective face mask REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has landed in a hospital in São Paulo with a suspected intestinal blockage.

According to a statement today, January 3 from the government, the 66-year-old was admitted for treatment after complaining of “abdominal discomfort,” the statement said.

He was said to have been flown to the hospital from Santa Catarina, where he was holidaying on the southern coast of Brazil.

Bolsonaro is doing well, according to the government, which has promised further updates once the president’s medical examination is complete.

The right-wing populist politician was diagnosed with an intestinal blockage back in July, after which he spent several days in a São Paulo hospital.

This time around, Bolsonaro’s doctor Antônio Luiz Macedo interrupted his own holiday in the Bahamas to return to Brazil to treat the president, g1 reported.

Macedo operated on Bolsonaro after a knife attack during the 2018 election campaign left him in a critical condition.

At the campaign event in September 2018, a mentally ill man stabbed Bolsonaro, seriously damaging his abdomen.

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The former army captain continued campaigning from hospital and won the presidential election a month later.

Bolsonaro has been forced to undergo several operations since he took office in early 2019, including surgery to repair his intestinal tract. Source: dpa/NAN.

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