Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is under investigation for his role in the violent attack on the headquarters of national institutions in Brasilia on January 8, has applied for a six-month visa to stay in the States States, his lawyer said Monday.
The far-right former president had left Brazil for Florida two days before Lula’s inauguration on January 1, and his current visa is set to expire soon, according to law firm AG Immigration.
“We look forward to bringing the utmost satisfaction and desired results to our client,” the firm said in a statement.
Jair Bolsonaro was victim of stabbing in 2018 during an electoral trip. He has since undergone several surgeries for bowel obstruction.
On January 8, thousands of supporters of Jair Bolsonaro, unhappy with the victory of Lula da Silva over the far-right ex-president in the presidential election of October 2022, invaded and vandalized the presidential palace, the Congress and the Supreme Court in Brasilia.