What We're Following This Evening

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Brazil’s political crisis: A day after lawmakers voted to force her out of office, President Dilma Rousseff said she will not step down in the face of the impeachment proceedings. I have the energy, strength and courage to confront this injustice,” Rousseff said. The case against her will be taken up in Brazil’s Senate for another vote next month. The backstory on the impeachment battle here.

Sex assault and the U.S. military: The Associated Press said its reporters have found that the Pentagon misled Congress about sexual-assault cases in an attempt to undermine support for Senate legislation that would alter how the military handles allegations of sexual offenses.

Panama Papers in Malta: The Maltese government won a confidence vote brought by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s opposition after Muscat chose not to fire his chief-of-staff and energy and health minister, both of whom were revealed to own secret companies and trusts in this month’s leak of classified information.

Obama’s next trip: The president travels to Saudi Arabia tomorrow, just as the country has threatened to withdraw hundreds of billions in investments over Senate legislation related to the September 11 terrorist attacks. David has the story here.

News from the afternoon here.