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diamond mines

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sarah Belmares

on 14 April 2010

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Transcript of diamond mines

Blood Diamonds, also known as “Conflict Diamonds” are stones that are produced in areas controlled by rebel forces that are opposed to internationally recognized governments. The blood diamond
(diamond mines) Blood Diamonds are often produced through the forced labor of men, women and children. Enormous amounts of money are at stake and bribes, threats, torture, and murder are modes of operation. This is why the term "blood diamonds" is used.

What is the "Kimberly Process?" You ask

The flow of Conflict Diamonds has originated mainly from Sierra Leone, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Ivory Coast. The United Nations and other groups are working to block the entry of conflict diamonds into the worldwide diamond trade Their approach has been to develop a government certification procedure known as the “Kimberly Process”. This procedure requires each nation to certify that all rough diamond exports are produced through legitimate mining and sales activity. The United Nations and other groups are working to block the entry of conflict diamonds into the worldwide diamond trade.
Worker hand-processes stream gravels of a placer deposit in search of diamonds.
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