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The Brazilian Report interviews Guilherme Boulos

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Guilherme Boulos.

Born into a middle-class family, Guilherme Boulos became involved with politics around the age of 15. He joined the Communist Youth Union (UJC), a student movement originated in the Brazilian Communist Party. Then, he got closer to the Homeless Workers Movement (MTST), left home, and started his militancy for the democratization of the access to housing in São Paulo.

Before joining the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) and announcing his presidential bid, Mr. Boulos had never held public office. He is a strong figure on the Brazilian left, having gained sympathy from sectors of the Workers’ Party (despite having...

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