Nuclear Brazil

“On July 10, Brazilian President Inácio Lula da Silva announced his intention to fulfill one of the Brazilian Navy’s ultimate dreams: to launch a nuclear-powered submarine. This idea was originally hatched during the era of military rule from the 1960s to 1980s but floundered due to a lack of funds and priority status. It has resurfaced at a time when there are disturbing signs that much of the subcontinent may be falling into an unintentional arms race.”

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Axé.

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