posted on May, 23 2005 @ 05:07 AM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his government was interested in nuclear energy and could start talks with Iranian partners to study
possible atomic and solar power projects.
Chavez, a fierce critic of the United States and a leftist ally of Communist Cuba, said Venezuela and other Latin American countries could develop
nuclear energy as an alternative power source for civilian purposes.
Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, is a key energy supplier to the United States, but its relations with Washington have soured since Chavez
came to office six years ago promising to fight poverty with a raft of social reforms.
Given that Venezuela is the worlds 5th largest oil exports I doubt they need nuclear power for peacefull purposes. It begs the question why or what
dose Venezuela need nukes?
Perhaps Hugo Chavez has learnt from North Korea and will try to blackmail the USA in order to obtain aid money to fund social reforms.
Much could depend on the "social reforms" they could backfire in the long term . If the reforms involve reditrubuting land from wealthly owners and
other communist ideals they could be the knife in the back of the Chavez government. However if the reforms invovle improving the quality of life then
much benfit my be gained from them.
Is Chavez a left wing nut case who cant keep his mouth shut or dose he really want Venezuela to be a Nuclear power?
How will the USA and the UN deal with this matter? Bearing in mind the UN repersends the members desired actions.