DESPERATE TIMES

Rousseff Takes Impeachment Fight to UN

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is planning to attend a UN signing ceremony for the Paris climate agreement Friday in New York in an effort to garner international support against her impeachment process. The news of her plans comes as Energy Minister Eduardo Braga announced he was stepping down to follow orders from his PMDB party, which left Rousseff’s coalition government last month to back her ouster. Rousseff is expected to denounce the process as an illegal attempt she describes as “coup d’état without weapons.” Nine people from Rousseff’s 31-member cabinet have now resigned. The lower house of Congress voted to impeach Rousseff on Sunday, sending the decision to Brazil’s senate, where she’s expected to face a trial. Rousseff is accused of illegally using money from state-owned banks to conceal a budget deficit.