Carnegie’s Togzhan Kassenova spoke to CCTV about Brazil’s nuclear policy and the country’s role as an emerging power. 

Kassenova told CCTV that over the last decade, Brazil has experienced several very severe energy crises during which major Brazilian cities went dark. She said that while other countries have decided to dismantle their nuclear reactors after the Fukushima incident in Japan in March 2011, Brazil has not ruled out the use of nuclear energy. The pacing of the nuclear energy expansion in Brazil, however, has been affected by the events in Fukushima, said Kassenova.

Kassenova added that Brazil sees nuclear technology as a component of an important country on the international scene and that the country’s role in the global nuclear order is growing.

This interview was originally broadcast on China Central Television.