Brazil's Rousseff Vows to Fight After Losing Impeachment Vote

April 18, 2016 10:34 PM

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday pledged to continue fighting an impeachment process that she considers a threat to democracy and a personal affront.

Visibly downcast, Rousseff struck a personal tone in her first speech since the lower house of Congress on Sunday voted to put her on trial in the Senate. She likened the current struggle to her fight against Brazil’s 1964-85 military dictatorship.

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