Rousseff rallies Brazil anti-impeachment crowd

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waves at the crowd during a demonstration to mark International Workers' Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 1, 2016Brazil’s embattled leftist President Dilma Rousseff vowed at a protest Sunday to go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment. The traditional Labor Day celebrations were dominated by anger at the impeachment drive, described by Rousseff as a coup based on trumped up charges aimed at returning Brazil’s center-right to power. Rousseff, whose Workers’ Party has held the presidency since 2003, told the Sao Paulo rally that opponents are “ripping up the constitution” and plotting to undo policies that seek to lift tens of millions of people from grinding poverty.

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