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Brazil's Rousseff Assails Impeachment Proceedings in Stirring Defense

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff presented her written defense to a Senate impeachment trial Wednesday, denouncing the proceedings as a farce and saying her alleged crimes were no more than "routine acts of budgetary management." "Everybody knows that you are judging an honest woman, a public servant dedicated to just causes," the suspended leftist leader said in a document read aloud by her lawyer and former attorney general, Jose Eduardo Cardozo. "I've...

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