Brazil president's surgery going as planned, near complete: spokesman

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro gives a statement at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, January 25, 2019. Isac Nobrega/Presidency Brazil/Handout via Reuters

BRASÍLIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s surgery continued as planned into Monday afternoon, without problems, as doctors neared completion of the procedure to remove a colostomy bag, presidential spokesman Otávio Santana do Rêgo Barros told Reuters.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Dan Grebler

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