Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazilian youths share their take on the volatile political situation in their country

Brazilian youths share their take on the volatile political situation in their country

The students sat at a round table, ready to talk about a subject they don’t bother broaching at home anymore, because they know it won’t end well.

“Every time we talk about politics at home, it ends in a huge fight,” said Jessica Nunes de Carvalho, 15, the daughter of a stay-at-home mother and a hardware store owner.

“I’m a bit more — how should I put this? — liberal, I would say. My parents were raised a certain way and are used to things being that way. So if I give my opinion about something that they’re not used to or that they don’t support, they get a bit angry.”

Evelyn Ruama Martins Trindade, a 16-year-old whose parents own a small business that installs window...

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