Brazil forges independent path on nuclear energy

March 30, 2011

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Current Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff (L), was a pro-nuclear energy secretary under her predecessor, Lula Da Silva (R).

This week on Worldview we’re taking a look at nuclear power around the world. Today's focus is on Brazil. Brazil’s nuclear energy program was in part inspired by American efforts to promote peaceful uses of nuclear science. In recent years, the Latin American nation has strayed from the Western playbook on issues like Iran. Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, discusses Brazil’s nuclear power ambitions.