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Bolsonaro's recovery period extended for a further four days

Friday, September 13th 2019 - 17:04 UTC
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Bolsonaro, 64, underwent a five-hour operation on Sunday to repair an abdominal hernia, leaving Vice President Hamilton Mourao as acting president Bolsonaro, 64, underwent a five-hour operation on Sunday to repair an abdominal hernia, leaving Vice President Hamilton Mourao as acting president

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will need four days more than planned to recover from abdominal surgery, his spokesman said on Thursday. “The president of the republic's team of doctors has decided to keep him away from the exercise of his duties... four additional days, ” said Otavio Rego Barros, his spokesman.

“The state of the president's health... is evolving positively,” he added.

Barros had earlier said that Bolsonaro would return to work on Friday, though he would still be feeding via a nasal-gastric tube due to intestinal problems which prevented him from taking food normally after the surgery.

Bolsonaro, 64, underwent a five-hour operation on Sunday to repair an abdominal hernia, leaving Vice President Hamilton Mourao as acting president during his recovery.

The procedure on Bolsonaro took two hours longer than anticipated. It was his fourth operation since being stabbed in the stomach a year ago at a campaign rally.

On Monday, the president broadcast a video of himself on Twitter walking along a hospital corridor, and was also able to ingest liquid food. Thursday, he posted a photo of himself standing besides his doctors, with the nasal-gastric tube inserted.

Bolsonaro is due to fly to New York later this month to address the UN General Assembly.

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    @Brasileiro

    REF: I wish Briton could be among us yet.

    PLEASE wish him well! Otherwise, if he kicks a bucket, he'll be considered as a martyr by the brainwashed ignorant masses!

    Sep 15th, 2019 - 02:34 pm 0
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    “Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources: HRW
    Human Rights Watch finds that of 300 cases of killings in the Amazon in the last decade, only 14 were tried in court.”
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    Sep 17th, 2019 - 09:14 pm 0
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    REF: “The state of the president's health... is evolving positively,”

    And what about his mental health?

    Sep 21st, 2019 - 11:34 am 0
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