Monday, April 22, 2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro ill after surgery

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was ill in hospital with a feeding tube Sunday following surgery days ago to remove a colostomy bag fitted after he suffered a knife attack late last year.

The Sao Paulo hospital where Bolsonaro, 63, was convalescing since his January 28 operation said in its last medical bulletin on Saturday that he suffered an “episode of nausea and vomiting” but the president’s clinical tests were all normal and he was without fever.

He was expected to be discharged on Wednesday or Thursday as originally scheduled, media reported.

Bolsonaro was stabbed by a mentally unstable lone assailant on September 6 while campaigning in a crowd in a street in the southeast state of Minas Gerais.

After emergency surgery to save his life, the far-right politician was forced to lay up for nearly a month — but saw his popularity rise because of public sympathy and the way the attack played into his hardline law-and-order agenda.

Bolsonaro went on to easily win October elections and took office on January 1. He has vowed to crack down on crime and corruption in Latin America’s biggest country.

The leader, who is continuing his official paperwork from his hospital bed, was reported Saturday to have been vomiting and required a feeding tube.

One of his sons, Carlos Bolsonaro, used the president’s Twitter account to say his father on Sunday “woke up well and with energy…. Only good news in the morning.”

The Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported that, according to three medical experts it consulted, the vomiting Bolsonaro exhibited was not a normal reaction so many days after such surgery.

It cited the doctor who carried out the surgery, Antonio Macedo, as saying it was likely the result of a long and complicated operation.



Stay Connected


Abonnez-vous à la Newsletter

Latest News

Kah Walla

Kah Walla rubbishes separatist threats, insists Federation can solve Anglophone crisis

The leader of the Cameroon Peoples Party, Edith Kah Walla has rubbished threats from some separatist activists banning her from setting foot in the...
Christine Lagarde

Une mission du Fonds monétaire internationale (FMI) séjournera au Cameroun du 23 avril au...

Une mission du Fonds monétaire internationale (FMI) séjournera au Cameroun du 23 avril au 3 mai prochain, dans le cadre de la 4ème revue...
Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh

Cameroun: Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, l’ami caché du truand Jean Luc Schaffhauser

Par Boris Bertolt La résolution de l'union Européenne contre le régime de Yaoundé est simplement la conséquence de 4 années de gouvernance folle où le...
Cavaye Yeguie Djibril

Cameroun: Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, monte à son tour au créneau pour répondre au Parlement...

Le week-end Pascal n’est pas de tout repos pour le Parlement camerounais. Après Marcel Niat Njifenji le président du Senat, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, le...

Congo-Kinshasa: epidemiologist from Cameroon fighting Ebola Outbreak Killed in Attack

A doctor fighting an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack on an eastern hospital, according to the...