Emergency Surgery For Stabbed Right Wing Presidential Candidate In Brazil

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Doctors for Jair Bolsonaro, in yellow, performed another major surgery to repair adhesions in his intestinal walls caused by the stabbing.



News Americas, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, Fri. Sept. 14, 2018: Remember that far-right candidate in Brazil’s presidential election who was stabbed last Thursday, September 6th?

Well doctors for Jair Bolsonaro performed another major surgery to repair adhesions in his intestinal walls caused by the stabbing.

The 63-year-old remains in intensive care following the attack by a lone assailant. He suffered a deep and life-threatening wound to his intestines and lost 40 percent of his blood.

With the first round of the presidential election less than a month away, it is now highly unlikely Bolsonaro will be able to take part in any campaign events. Bolsonaro widely leads polls for a first-round vote, but would lose to most rivals in an expected Oct. 28th run-off ballot required, if no candidate wins a majority.

Videos posted online showed Bolsonaro was being carried on his supporters’ shoulders in a large crowd, when someone stabbed him in the abdomen.

Police promptly arrested the suspect identified as 40-year-old Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, who was immediately grabbed by Bolsonaro’s supporters.

According to local media, the attacker is an assiduous Bible reader and has a history of family violence. His Facebook page is full of criticism of Bolsonaro and other politicians and also conspiracy theories.

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