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‘Worrying’: Bolivian Police Seize Nearly Two Tons Of Uranium Near The US Embassy In La Paz

If true, one has to ask the obvious, “What else is out there that authorities have yet to find?” This story was also published on Fox News Latino this morning, but it looks like it has since been “scrubbed” to now cast doubt on the original report.  At any rate, a couple tons of uranium could produce a few “dirty bombs” that would need a little more than scrubbing to clean up …

Agence France-Presse – “Authorities in Bolivia said Tuesday they had seized nearly two tons of uranium stashed at a building in central La Paz and detained at least one person linked to the cache of radioactive material.

The material was found in a garage on the ground floor of a building in the city center, not far from the US and Brazilian embassies, Deputy Interior Minister Jorge Perez, who led the seizure operation, told a press conference.

Experts were to quickly analyze the material, which the minister said appeared to have a ‘high level of radioactivity.’ Perez did not explain how the discovery was made, or the specific nature of the uranium.

Perez said the uranium could have come from ‘Brazil or another neighboring country.’ He added that the material, found in heavy plastic bags as a result of a six–week investigation, was likely destined for Chile.

A fresh probe was launched to determine where the uranium came from, and where it was headed.

‘We are surprised [to find] material of this kind, which poses a health risk, in such large quantities, in the center of La Paz,’ Perez said.

Authorities did not say whether nearby residents would need to undergo medical examinations.

The head of the public mining company Comibol, Hector Cordova, said on private radio Erbol that the discovery was ‘worrying.’

Bolivia does not have the technology to enrich uranium, a process used to produce material needed for both nuclear power and atomic weapons.” Source – The Jakarta Globe.

Flashback: Iran-Sponsored Terrorists Plan US Attack ‘Worse Than The World Trade Center’ From Latin American Countries – “Middle Eastern terrorists have infiltrated Latin American countries—especially Mexico—to plan an attack against the United States, according to an alarming exposé broadcast this week by the world’s largest Spanish news network. The Univision documentary, ‘La Amenaza Irani,’ (Iranian Threat), uses undercover, never-before-seen video footage to illustrate how Iran’s growing political, economic and military ties to Latin America threaten U.S. security.” Read more.

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