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> Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, delivering a dramatic defense to Senators on Monday, as they prepare to vote for her impeachment as early as Wednesday. Reuter's correspondent, Alonso Soto, is covering the trial in Brasilia.>> Rousseff is being charged of manipulating fiscal accounts to help her reelection in 2014.
Today though, she denied any wrongdoing, and called for Senators to defend democracy, and to vote for her innocence. At one point during her hour-long speech, Rousseff's voice broke as she remembered her torture, during the dictatorship years in which she was a young leftist dissent. She says that like then, she will now resist injustice.
A small group of about 200 supporters stood outside Congress calling for senators to defend democracy and to find Rousseff innocent. In other parts of the country also small group of demonstrators who are calling to protect democracy.>> But Rousseff is widely expected to be impeached this week, that would officially hand the Presidency to her Vice President, Michel Temer.
Who is planning to record a speech after the vote that will aim to unify a divided nation ravaged by a political crisis that has dragged the economy into its worst recession in decades.>>