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You’ve Heard of Blood Diamonds. How About Conflict Minerals?

Many in the U.S. hadn’t heard of “blood diamonds” until the popular film with Leonardo DiCaprio. The mining and sale of diamonds from Sierra Leone, the Congo and other African countries have long financed and fueled war, slavery and unspeakable violence in parts of Africa. While there is a regulatory system in place that arguably reduces the presence of blood or conflict diamonds in legal commerce streams, what ...

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