Presentation: Paraguay & Nuclear Rapprochement between Argentina and Brazil at the AmAnthro2018 Conference
Did you know: Paraguay helped bring atomic peace between military rivals Argentina and Brazil?
In the 1980s, Argentina and Brazil did something unprecedented: instead of escalating a nuclear weapons arms race, the military rivals quit their weapons programs & formed a binational nuclear cooperation. This was a big deal (counterexample: India vs Pakistan). And in this, Paraguay had a small but CRUCIAL role via Itaipú Binational Dam. Yes: hydroelectricity led to nuclear peace between the hostile giants of South America.
This is what I’m presenting on at the American Anthropological Association Meeting in San José, CA.
Catastrophic Hypotheses, Energy Infrastructure, and Environmental Diplomacy as State Power in South America
Friday, November 16, 2018
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Hilton, Lobby/Street Level, Almaden Ballroom II