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Brazilian President Will Undergo Third Surgery Next Week

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7Dnews London

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:17 GMT

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is to undergo a third operation since he was stabbed in the abdomen at an election rally last year, one which doctors say is the least dangerous, Reuters has reported.

Bolsonaro, a former army captain, said on Twitter he needed 10 days after surgery to recover.

One of Bolsonaro's doctors, Leandro Echenique, said the surgery was aimed at treating a hernia caused by the previous two surgeries. "It is common for an hernia to develop where you have had abdominal surgery," Echenique said. "This is a surgical correction ... the president is doing very well health-wise."

Adelio Pizbo de Oliveira, accused by prosecutors of stabbing Bolsonaro in September last year, was acquitted in June after a judge ruled he was mentally ill.

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