Brazilian Bolsonaro hospitalized for abdominal pain; possible surgery

The stabbing was perhaps the most volatile moment in the 2018 presidential electoral cycle, which also included the imprisonment of Bolsonaro’s biggest political rival, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro’s attacker, Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, said he was “chosen by God” to “save Brazil”. The stabbing led to an increase in popular support for Bolsonaro, a swell he rode all the way to the presidential palace.

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