A defiant Dilma Rousseff defends her presidency and vows to fight the impeachment charges brought against her by the Brazilian Senate.
Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is more resolute than ever, as she awaits her impeachment trial in the Brazilian Senate. Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating the budget ahead of the 2014 election to hide her country’s economic problems.
Vice President Michel Temer is now the interim President and has been criticized for appointing an all-male, predominately white cabinet.
For more on political crisis in Brazil and Dilma Rouseff:
- Monica Arruda de Almeida, adjunct professor at the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University
- Maria Luisa Mendonca, director of the Brazilian Network for Social Justice and Human Rights
- Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars