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Supporters of Brazil's Rousseff insist she broke no laws

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff is accused of taking illegal loans to bridge budget gaps during her 2014 reelectionBrasília (AFP) – The final witnesses in the defense of suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff have testified in her senate impeachment trial, days before a vote that could permanently remove her from power. The one-time Marxist guerrilla, who was imprisoned and tortured under Brazil’s military dictatorship in the 1970s, says the charges against her are trumped up and amount to a right-wing coup. Testifying late Saturday on the third day of the impeachment trial were former economy minister Nelson Barbosa and Rio State University law professor Ricardo Lodi.

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