The ex-president left Brazil for Florida a week before his supporters rioted in Brasilia. Analysts say his special diplomatic visa expired Tuesday, leaving U.S. authorities to decide his legal status.
Brazil's Supreme Court granted the request from the prosecutor general's office to include Bolsonaro in the wider investigation, citing a video he posted on Facebook two days after the riot.
Brazil is widening its investigations into how thousands of supporters of former president ransacked government buildings. But with Jair Bolsonaro still in Florida, Democratic lawmakers want him out.
The similarities are deep: In addition to aiming to subvert an election, some of the same U.S. voices that amplify former President Donald Trump are echoing Brazil's former president, Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazilian authorities arrested over 1,000 people following Sunday's assault on top government buildings by supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro, who's taken temporary residence in the U.S.
Brazil's far-right ex-president was lying low in Orlando, Fla., as a mob of his supporters stormed government buildings this weekend. Analysts say the move insulates him from possible legal jeopardy.
Brazilians who voted against President Jair Bolsonaro are torn about sporting the yellow soccer jersey after the far-right leader and his supporters adopted the shirt.
Almost two days after Sunday's vote, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro finally made his first statement about the election but did not concede that he lost to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva made a stunning political comeback by defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. But he could face a short honeymoon — and a long four years in office.
Brazilians head to the polls Sunday to vote in a presidential election that is testing the world's fourth-largest democracy and could have a critical impact on the fight against climate change.