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Bolivia to develop nuclear power with Argentina's help

Published on May 16, 2014 3:30 AM

LA PAZ (AFP) - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Thursday that, with Argentina's help, his country was working to develop nuclear power.

"We are working on nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, for medical purposes," Morales said at the opening of a gas and energy seminar in Santa Cruz, some 900 kilometers east of La Paz.

"We salute the Argentine people as we have begun to work on nuclear energy."

Morales had previously indicated that his South American nation had plans to go nuclear with help from both Buenos Aires and France. But until now he had not indicated that steps were underway.

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