Why does Brazil need nukes? Idiots. They have no regional enemies (yeah, right, the Argentinians will invade, why?). I can understand India or Israel going for nukes, but Brazil??? Idiots, idiots, idiots
PRESTIGE!!!!The 5 members of the UNSC are all nukepowers & it was part of the logic for India's 98 tests(the major reasons being China & Pakiland).The Brazilians think that nukes would stress their status as South America's super power & hence we see them trying to build N-subs & buying a carrier from France & tying up with other similar honchos like India & South Africa.