Brazil’s leader vows long battle against impeachment


BRASÍLIA: Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vowed Monday to wage a “long” fight against impeachment as Congress moved closer to putting her on trial in a deepening political crisis. The 68-year-old leftist leader was in a combative mood in her first public response since the lower house of Congress overwhelmingly voted late on Sunday to send her case to the Senate. “I am outraged by the decision,” Rousseff told a news conference carried live on television. Rousseff invoked her survival story under Brazil’s military dictatorship in the 1970s, when she was tortured as a young member of a violent guerrilla group.



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