Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Stable’ after Seven-Hour Surgery

By Andrea Sosa Cabrios, dpa

Bolsonaro before his surgery on Monday.  Photo: from his Twitter account.

HAVANA TIMES – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was “clinically stable” after undergoing seven hours of surgery on Monday, a spokesman for the presidency said.

The surgery was performed to remove a colostomy bag Bolsonaro was given after being stabbed at an electoral campaign rally in September.

The operation at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital “went without complications, with no need for a blood transfusion,” spokesman Otavio Santana said at a press conference.

The 63-year-old president will stay in hospital for about 10 days, working from there, according to newspaper O Globo. His deputy, Hamilton Mourao, will be in charge for 48 hours.

Bolsonaro on Sunday published a video on Twitter showing him wearing a hospital gown, saying: “A big hug to all and see you soon! God in command.”

The president was operated on three days after Brazil was hit by the rupture of a mining dam, which left 60 people dead and 292 missing.

Bolsonaro sustained serious injuries in a knife attack during an electoral rally on September 7, forcing him to undergo several surgeries.

His attacker, who said he had acted on “God’s order,” was arrested.

The far-right former army captain was sworn in as president on January 1.

3 thoughts on “Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘Stable’ after Seven-Hour Surgery

  • How nice it must be to have doctors to treat you when you are in need.

    • Yes it’s not only nice it’s an obligation. Something that the social communist government Brazilian PT did not encourage. Everything was left to fall apart. The Cuban doctors who went to Brazil were a scam for the leaders to make money. So much for communist Medicare.

  • Who cares about Bolsanaro’s condition?


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