Jair Bolsonaro is applying for a six-month visa to stay in the United States

Image of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. UESLEI Marcelino / Reuters

The visa of the ex-president, who was deported from Florida on January 1 following his defeat in the Brazilian presidential election, is due to expire soon.

Former President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, A man being investigated for his role in a Jan. 8 violent attack on the headquarters of a national corporation in Brasilia has applied for a six-month visa to stay in the United States, a lawyer said Monday. A far-right ex-president He left Brazil Two days before Lula’s Jan. 1 inauguration in Florida, his current visa will soon expire, according to law firm AG Immigration.

The visa expires on Tuesday

“We look forward to bringing our client utmost satisfaction and desired results”, The company said in a statement. Jair Bolsonaro reportedly entered the U.S. on a visa issued to visiting leaders, which expires Tuesday because he is no longer on official business. The former Brazilian president had indicated on CNN Antenna in Brazil that he would like to return at the end of January and that he is even considering a return due to health reasons.

Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed during a 2018 election campaign. He underwent several surgeries for intestinal obstruction. On January 8, thousands of supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, unhappy with Lula da Silva’s victory over the far-right former president in the October 2022 presidential election, stormed and vandalized the presidential palace, Congress and the Supreme Court in Brasilia. . Anderson Torres, a former Bolsonaro justice minister, was arrested on January 14 as part of an investigation into the robbery while on a flight back from the United States.

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