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Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro admitted to hospital for routine health examination

  • Jair Bolsonaro, the former leader of Brazil, was admitted to the Vila Star Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, on Aug. 23, 2023.
  • Bolsonaro’s close aid told the media he was admitted for a routine health examination.
  • Bolsonaro is currently being targeted by several investigations for activities while he was president.

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a hospital in Sao Paulo on Wednesday for what a close aide described as routine health examinations.

Bolsonaro has been in and out of hospitals since he was stabbed in his abdomen at a campaign event before Brazil’s 2018 presidential election. The conservative leader underwent several surgeries during his presidency from 2019-2022.

He was admitted Wednesday to Vila Nova Star Hospital in São Paulo. “These exams aim to assess his clinical condition, especially in the digestive system,” Fabio Wajngarten, a lawyer and close Bolsonaro aide, said on his official account on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

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Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro gets into a car after landing at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Bolsonaro left office at the end of 2022, after losing a reelection bid against leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

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Bolsonaro is under mounting pressure, targeted by several investigations for activities while he was president, and in relation to a rampage by his supporters in the national capital after he left office.

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