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Bolsonaro rules out return to Brazil and remains in exile in Orlando for now

Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro plans to extend his (exile) stay in the United States.

At the same time, the investigations against those involved in the attacks on the headquarters of the three branches of government on Jan. 8 continue.

Have a look at our coverage of Bolsonaro’s exile in Florida

A group of businessmen from São Paulo who sympathize with the ex-president have gathered recently to support him, where he traveled last Dec. 30, thus avoiding being in Brazil during the inauguration ceremony of leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Jair Bolsonaro in exile in Orlando. (Photo internet reproduction)
Jair Bolsonaro in exile in Orlando. (Photo internet reproduction)

Bolsonaro’s presence in the United States has not been without setbacks – he had to be admitted for recurring abdominal pains due to a stabbing when he was a candidate in 2018 – and controversy after several Democratic congressmen asked President Joe Biden for his departure.

The legal question of his stay also raises a debate, as his status as head of state ended two days after arriving in the United States.

If he intends to stay longer, he should apply for a temporary business or work visa, or a tourist visa, which would give him another 90-day extension.

With information from la Gaceta de la Iberosfera


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