Brazil's Rousseff says 'will never resign' in deepening crisis

March 23rd, 2016  
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Topic: Brazil's Rousseff says 'will never resign' in deepening crisis

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday she will not resign in Brazil's worst political crisis in two decades, calling an opposition move to impeach her a "coup d'etat" against democratic rule because she had committed no crime. A corruption scandal that has reached her inner circle threatened to implicate more people after the country's largest engineering firm Odebrecht decided to cooperate with prosecutors investigating a huge political bribery scheme. "I have committed no crime that would warrant shortening my term." Rousseff called on Brazil's Supreme Court to remain impartial in the crisis that has threatened to topple her government as opponents seek her impeachment in Congress.


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