Does Mexico have nuclear weapons?

Does Mexico have nuclear weapons?

Mexico is one of the few countries which has technical capabilities to manufacture nuclear weapons. However it has renounced them and pledged to only use its nuclear technology for peaceful purposes following the Treaty of Tlatelolco in 1968.

Does Brazil have ballistic missiles?

Brazil is already one of the world’s largest exporters of armaments. Avibras, Brazil’s largest weapons exporter, is working on the “SS” ballistic missile series, of varying ranges. The SS-150 underwent static testing in December 1986.

Does Argentina have nuclear weapons?

Argentina has since eschewed nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons but retains an ambitious nuclear energy program. It dismantled its ballistic missile program in the early 1990s. Argentina is now a member of all relevant nonproliferation treaties and organizations.

When did Argentina get nuclear weapons?

Under the military dictatorship, Argentina began a nuclear weapons program in the early 1980s, but this was abolished when democracy was restored in 1983.

Who are Brazil’s allies?

Brazil does not want to lead South America and it always consults with Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay for a common international position. Today Brazil and Argentina are each other’s main allies.

How many nuclear weapons does Argentina have?

While Argentina has never produced nuclear weapons, Argentina once pursued a covert nuclear weapons program for many years, during which, Argentina refused to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and did not sign the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America (the Tlatelolco Treaty).

When did Brazil give up on nuclear weapons?

Long answer: Brazil had a nuclear weapons program during the military government (1964–1984), but gave up on it in 1985. At the time, Brazil was in a weapons race against Argentina, and the generals imagined that the nuke would give Brazil an edge.

Are there any nuclear power plants in Brazil?

Brazil’s nuclear capabilities. Brazil houses a well-developed nuclear program and is one of the few countries in the world to control the full uranium cycle. It possesses large reservoirs of uranium, graphene, and niobium—materials with possible use in the nuclear industry—and it has two operational atomic power plants, Angra I and Angra II.

Are there any chemical or biological weapons in Brazil?

Brazil has never developed either chemical or biological weapons. From the 1970s to the early 1990s, however, Brazil appeared to many outside experts to be using its robust nuclear energy program to develop a hedge capability for nuclear weapons development.

Are there any nuclear submarines in the Brazilian Navy?

However, Article 21 of Brazil’s constitution allows nuclear activities “for peaceful purposes,” and Brazil has interpreted that to include nuclear propulsion for military submarines. Having a nuclear submarine is an old ambition of the Brazilian Navy.