Perhaps Luciana did have a point on Monday when she argued the Workers Party (PT) 'has never been socialist'.
While I think her claim might be pushing it, left-wing observers are likely to wonder what the hell is going on in Niteroi and Nova Iguacu, two cities in Rio state where the PT has entered an electoral alliance with the right-wing Liberal Front Party (PFL).
Until 2002 the PFL was in coalition with the social democrat (PSDB) government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. FHC, as he is universally know, was trashed by the opposition, including the PT, for having sold out and adopted a neo-liberal economic line.
As an irate communist says in this Folha article, "The PT has some explaining to do."