Rousseff calls impeachment effort "coup," vows to keep social programs

miércoles 30 de marzo de 2016 12:22 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 30 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called current efforts to impeach her in Congress a "coup" and said she would continue to fight for social programs despite an ongoing recession.

Rousseff, announcing the third tranche of a government housing program, during a speech in Brasilia discredited efforts by opposition lawmakers to oust her because of irregularities in the government budget. (Reporting by Paulo Prada, Editing by Franklin Paul)