Rousseff Boosts Defense as Lawmakers Haggle Over Impeachment

  • Lower house votes Tues. on members of impeachment committee
  • Rousseff wants to cut short congressional recess to end crisis

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Photographer: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Monday stepped up efforts to protect her mandate as legislators got ready to choose members of a committee that will recommend whether to impeach her.

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