Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s Arrest and Coup Plot Allegations: A Twist in the Tale of Political Intrigue

Ongoing investigation as Bolsonaro seeks refuge in Hungarian embassy

In the aftermath of his election defeat to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazilian former president Jair Bolsonaro was arrested and had his passport confiscated in an investigation into an alleged plot to stage a military coup. He was later found guilty of spreading electoral disinformation and is currently ineligible for political office until 2030. Bolsonaro denies any involvement in the coup plot, but security camera footage showed him entering the Hungarian embassy in Brasilia on February 12-14. His lawyer stated that he was there to maintain contact with officials of a friendly country and receive updates on political matters. However, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban did not respond to requests for comment, further fueling speculation about Bolsonaro’s intentions. Despite being out of office, Bolsonaro has maintained close relations with Orban and met with him during the inauguration of Argentina’s right-wing president Javier Miley this year.

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