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Rio de Janeiro — Brazil can make the bomb by 1990s, an official says
Brazil will have the capacity to produce nuclear weapons by the 1990s, Navy Minister Maximiano da Fonseca said in a newspaper interview published Sunday. But Mr. da Fonseca told the Jornal do Brasil that any decision to make a bomb would depend on a political decision to be taken by a future government.
He said programs aimed at developing a nuclear-powered submarine would produce as a spinoff the capacity to manufacture nuclear weapons.