Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro evacuated to hospital

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to hospital early on Monday with abdominal pain that doctors found was caused by an intestinal blockage, and is facing potential surgery nine months out from elections. Bolsonaro, 66, was on holiday at the beach in the southern state of Santa Catarina when the pain started, leading to a rushed evacuation to Sao Paulo in the presidential plane. The far-right leader posted a picture of himself in his hospital bed on Twitter, flashing the thumbs-up sign, with a message saying he was facing “possible surgery for an internal blockage in the abdominal re…

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