Brazil on Edge

"In spite of a founding platform that emphasizes ethics in politics, the party has engaged in the same appalling behavior as the country’s other capitalist parties. From phony contracts and mob connections in PT-ruled cities in the 1990s to bribes for votes at the federal level in the 2000s, the party has been transformed into a business-as-usual operation...
However, "the treatment the PT has received is hypocritical and unfair, even by capitalist democracy’s shallow standards."