Brazil under attack. Bolsonaro, the status of “refugee” is at risk
Brazil is in chaos. A announced crisis for two months but yesterday is exploded with thousands of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed the palaces of power. Impressive images from the capital Brasilia, too similar to those of the assault two years ago Capitol in the United Statesat least 400 arrests and was also removed from his role on governor of Brasilia. Former President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro he distanced himself from the insurrection that wreaked havoc in the government area of Brasilia. From his “buen retiro” of OrlandoFlorida, a few miles from Disney Worldwhere Bolsonaro is refugee at the end of the year, the former president condemned the uprising. “Peaceful demonstrations – he wrote on Twitter – in compliance with the law are part of democracy. Vandalism and occupations of public spaces like those of today, as well as those made by the left in 2013 and 2017, no”. Bolsonaro rejected the words of the Brazilian president Lula who gave him the responsibility of the insurrection. The allegations, Bolsonaro added, are “without evidence“.
But in the meantime the voltage it also extends to United States, who welcomed the former president, on whom judicial investigations for corruption are also pending. In his house of Orlandoinaccessible to the media, is not seen, Bolsonaro he rented an apartment from a friend, a martial arts professional. The former president’s goal is to stay in Florida at least three months. Since arriving at the end of the year, the defeated former leader in the elections has appeared in public only a few times. Among his visits, one at the resort of Mar-a-Lago from his friend and supporter Donald Trump. In the last few hours there have been requests from the Democrats to expel Bolsonaro, and not recognize his refugee status. The insurrection marks a re-enactment of the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol. To confirm the thread linking the two events, there is a video relaunched in these hours in which Steve appears Bannonlongtime Trump adviser e conspiracy theorist, who in a short message published in November, immediately after the elections in Brazil, invited Brazilians to take to the streets and protest. “They stole your elections – he had said – as happened to us”.
Brazil: Minister of Justice, about 1,500 arrests so far
The Brazilian Justice Minister, Flavio Dino, announced that so far “about 1,500” people have been arrested in the assault on the buildings of power that took place yesterday in Brasilia by supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro. According to the minister, there are 50 teams at work to collect evidence and follow up on the arrests. The Ministry of Justice has opened a channel for anyone wishing to report possible crimes to be sent by email. More than 13,000 reports have already been received.
Brazil: media, Bolsonaro hospitalized in Florida
Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro was taken to hospital in Orlando, Florida with severe abdominal pain. This was reported by the newspaper O Globo. The far-right leader has been hospitalized several times for the same ailment after being stabbed during the electoral campaign in 2018. Yesterday thousands of his supporters stormed the headquarters of the institutions in Brasilia, protesting against the new president Luiz Inacio Lula from Silva.
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