Why no country in Latin America has nuclear weapons

  • Angel Bermudez (@angelbermudez)
  • BBC News World

One of the original cases created for "little boy"the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

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The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings ushered in the era of nuclear terror.

It was some kind of apocalyptic nightmare.

During the second half of the 20th century, humanity lived in fear of a possible nuclear holocaust.

To the possibility of a confrontation with atomic weapons between the two rival superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, was soon added the concern about the so-called nuclear proliferation that could lead to other countries and, more worryingly, terrorist organizations could obtain the pump control.

In an attempt to contain this possibility, the administration of US President Dwight Einstein launched in 1953 the initiative atoms for peacewhich promised to facilitate access to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to those countries that renounced to equip themselves with the bomb.

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