Brazil's political turmoil came to New York on Friday as protesters outside the United Nations denounced embattled President Dilma Rousseff. Nathan Frandino reports.
Brazil's political crisis has arrived in New York, with protesters calling for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. Rousseff was in New York for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, but it was her political turmoil back home that rounded out her speech. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF, SAYING: "I cannot conclude my remarks without mentioning the grave, serious moment Brazil is currently undergoing." Rousseff is battling an impeachment process over accusations that she broke budget laws. She's calling those efforts a 'coup' and says the country will prevail. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF, SAYING: "Ours is a hardworking people and we have great esteem for freedom. I have no doubt that our people will be capable of preventing any setbacks." Back outside, protesters refused to back down. Bahia Congressman Jose Carlos Alleluia said Rousseff would not weasel her way out of the crisis. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BAHIA CONGRESSMAN JOSE CARLOS ALLELUIA (DEM) SAYING: "She said that there wouldn't be a setback. In fact there won't be a setback, there will be impeachment." Impeachment proceedings are heading to the Senate where a vote is expected mid-May.