After two weeks of silence from Jair Bolsonaro, they revealed that the Brazilian president is sick and confined to his residence

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Vice President Hamilton Mourao said that the far-right leader suffers from erysipelas, a condition that prevents him from leaving his official address in Brasilia

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After two weeks of silence from Jair Bolsonaro, they revealed that the Brazilian president is sick and confined to his residence

Jair Bolsonaro (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro

< p class="paragraph">What has been a total lack of official information was broken today by Vice President Hamilton Mourao, who told the newspaper O Globothat the far-right leader suffers from erysipelas, a skin disease that has caused a leg injury and prevents him from leaving his official residence in Brasilia, where he is being held.

“It is a health issue. He has a leg injury, erysipelas. He cannot wear pants” nor could he appear “in shorts”, explained the vice president, after representing him in an act of handing over the credentials of new ambassadors, among them those of Argentina, Daniel Scioli, and Mexico, < b>Laura Esquivel.

The president's social networks are also completely silenced, who for the last four years has used them feverishly, even to announce changes of ministers.

The last time Bolsonaro appeared on his social networks was on November 2, when he published a video in which he disavowed groups of far-right truckers who were blocking hundreds of highways throughout the country to protest Lula's victory in the urns.

These demonstrations ceased after a few days, but have been replaced by concentrations of thousands of people outside the barracks in dozens of cities across the country.

After two weeks of silence from Jair Bolsonaro, they revealed that the Brazilian president is ill and confined to his residence

The last time Bolsonaro appeared on his social media was on November 2 (REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino)

The largest of these protests has been taking place for two weeks in front of the Army Headquarters in Brasilia, where thousands of ultra activists demand a military coup that prevents the inauguration of Lula, who will assume power on January 1.

Since the day after the elections, the president's agenda repeats the same phrase daily: “No official commitments”.

That prolonged absence, explained just this Wednesday by Vice President Mourao, sparked a series of conjectures in the local press, which speculated on the possibility of illness and also on a possible “post-election depression”.

That last extreme He was even considered by leaders of the Liberal Party, which supported his frustrated candidacy for re-election and is now waiting for him to organize opposition to the Lula government, who, unlike Bolsonaro, is in frantic activity as president-elect.

This week, the progressive leader traveled to Egypt to attend the United Nations climate summit (COP27), before which he today ratified his commitment to the protection of the Amazon< /b>, almost abandoned during Bolsonaro's administration.

(With information from EFE)

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