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.
The driver of the car that plowed through a large crowd of people riding bikes during a Critical Mass event in Brazil last week is now under arrest, and may face charges of attempted homicide.As we reported, the event, which several people captured on video, has caused anger and outrage.
Earlier this month, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female president, was sworn into office. She follows in the footsteps of her mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Now, she’s facing floods and mudslides that killed over 600 people.
"The number of people killed by flooding and mudslides in south-east Brazil has reached 348," the BBC reports, citing local officials as its sources.Reuters is putting the death toll at 361.The Associated Press writes that "driving rains sent tons of rusty red earth sliding into Brazilian mountain