Brazil, the Court of Auditors calls for the freezing of Bolsonaro’s assets. The US: “If he entered with a diplomatic visa, he will have to leave the country”

Bank accounts held by Jair Bolsonaro they may soon be blocked. He writes it Cnn Brasilaccording to which the deputy attorney general of the Brazilian Court of Auditors (TCU), Lucas Rocha Furtadowould have asked for the measure to be applied for the former president, as well as for the former head of public safety in Brasilia, Anderson Torresand for the governor of the Federal District of Brasilia Ibaneis Rochasuspended for 90 days from office for his alleged responsibilities in theassault launched on Sunday by Bolsonaro’s supporters at the headquarters of the three symbolic powers of the state: Parliament, the government and the Supreme Court. “Due to the vandalism that occurred in the Federal District on January 8, 2023, which caused numerous losses to the federal treasury, I request that the unavailability of the assets be decreed”, reads the request drawn up by the Court of Auditors of Brasilia. In addition to the trio, the deputy prosecutor also requests the blocking of the assets “of other perpetrators, in particular those who financed the aforementioned illegal acts”. Meanwhile, the press office of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has estimated at over 7 million reais ($1.3 million) the damage caused to the buildings of the institutions in the assault by the Bolsonarists, which caused the injury of 46 people and the arrest of approx 1,500 protesters. According to parliamentary sources, the complete reconstruction of the damaged offices, as well as the re-installation of the destroyed windows and equipment, could take several weeks.

Jair’s version (from the American hospital)

Bolsonaro, as it was leaked yesterday in the Brazilian media, is admitted to an Orlando hospitalin Floridato cure gods abdominal pains. This was confirmed by the former president himself, posting a photo on social media where he thanks his supporters from the hospital bed for “the prayers and messages wishing me a speedy recovery”. Since he was stabbed, in 2018, Bolsonaro has already been hospitalized several other times, always for the same problem. “After the stab wound received in Juiz de Fora – he explains – I had five surgeries and from the last one I had a adhesion that led me to other medical procedures”. From his hospital room, Bolsonaro also returned to the assault on the buildings of power on Sunday. Speaking with a reporter of the Cnnthe former leader said to himself «sorry» for the violence in Brasilia and added that it could «move up» his return to Brazil to treat your health problems. The former president arrived in Florida on December 30, i.e. two days before the inauguration of his successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silvato which he did not want to deliver the presidential sash. According to a spokesman for the US government, the former president’s entry into American soil would have taken place with a diplomatic passport which expired on January 1st. “If Bolsonaro had entered with a diplomatic visa, he would have to leave within 30 days or ask for a different visa, otherwise he risks expulsion,” the White House staff specifies.

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