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Brazil's Rousseff Defends Herself at Senate Impeachment Trial

Brazil’s suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, defended herself against accusations of wrongdoing in her testimony during her Senate impeachment trial, and said her accusers are trying to turn back the social progress achieved during her and her predecessor’s terms in office.

BRASÍLIA—Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff fiercely defended herself against accusations of wrongdoing on Monday in her testimony during her Senate impeachment trial, and said her accusers are trying to turn back the social progress achieved during her and her predecessor’s terms in office.

In a sometimes emotional 45-minute speech, Ms. Rousseff told the packed Senate chamber that the charges against her are an excuse to...

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