Last month, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced plans to build the first nuclear power plant in Venezuela, a two-unit facility with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts and a research reactor to produce isotopes for medical and agricultural purposes, Russian media reported. How are Venezuela's nuclear power plans being perceived by neighbors or other countries in the world worried about the potential for the proliferation of nuclear weapons? Is nuclear energy the best option for Venezuela's power grid, long criticized for being outdated and inefficient?
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "What Are the Implications of Venezuela's Nuclear Ambitions?." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/1