Contrary to conventional wisdom on Brazil as a case of nuclear proliferation, archival evidence indicates that, rather than geopolitical rivalry with Argentina, enduring desire for national autonomy—honor more than sword or shield—drove Brazil during the 1980s to master its own uranium enrichment cycle.
Lima da Silva, Saint-Clair
"Building Beyond Samba and Soccer: Why Brazil Ventured a Nuclear Program,"
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