Video: Colombia’s black-market Coltan tied to drug traffickers, paramilitaries

In this report for Colombia’s Noticias Uno, ICIJ reporter Ignacio Gómez investigates the growing illicit trade in strategic coltan mineral.

To reach their claims, coltan miners walk for hours or days

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With a pick in one hand and scratching the earth with the other, Venezuelan miners try to find coltan

Colombia’s black-market coltan tied to drug traffickers, paramilitaries

Mar 04, 2012
Tantalite is one of the metals that make up coltan

About This Project: The Illicit Trade of Coltan

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