Former President Jair Bolsonaro, who came to the USA last December after losing the presidential elections held in Brazil on October 30 last year, applied for a 6-month tourist visa to stay in the country.
Bolsonaro’s lawyer, Felipe Alexandre, said that Bolsonaro will remain in the US throughout the application period, adding, “He wants to take some time off, clear his head and enjoy being a tourist in the US for a few months before deciding on his next step. “Whether Bolsonaro will use the full 6-month period will depend on him and what strategy he wants to implement in the coming days,” he said.
On the other hand, the US State Department announced that visa records are kept confidential under US law and the ministry will not share details of personal visa records.
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In the second round presidential election held on October 30 last year in Brazil, former President leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received 50.9 percent of the votes, and far-right Jair Bolsonaro received 49.1 percent.
Thousands of Bolsonaro supporters stormed the Supreme Court, Congress and Presidential Palace last January 8, claiming election fraudulent and calling for the military to intervene against Lula’s takeover.
1,800 people were detained, including Bolsonaro’s nephew Leonardo Rodrigues de Jesus, nicknamed “Leo Indio”, for their involvement in the raid. Bolsonaro will leave Brazil before his term ends on 31 December 2022. USAhad gone to