Under the pretext of attending a United Nations event on climate change, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff - currently undergoing an impeachment trial - will travel to New York on Thursday.
She will attend the U.N. event on Friday where, while world leaders sign the COP21 accord, she is expected to denounce the attempt to impeach her as illegal, according to Reuters.
Rousseff has called the process that could see her forced from office within weeks a "coup d'état without weapons," said Reuters.
Brazil, in the midst of its deepest recession in 25 years, is facing an unprecedented political crisis. Nine ministers of Rousseff's cabinet have resigned since she was accused of manipulating state funds to run her 2014 presidential campaign. She denies all charges.
Her vice-president, Michel Temer, whom she accuses of trying to overthrow her, will ironically be handed power of the country while she is abroad.