The Illicit Trade of Coltan

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.

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Colombia vows to clean up coltan mining
March 15, 2012 — After an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists expose about paramilitaries involvement in the coltan trade, Colombia is moving to curb illegal mining of the highly sought after mineral.
Inside The Illicit Trade of Coltan
Map: where illegal coltan mining thrives
April 23, 2012 — Illegal coltan mining thrives on both sides of the Venezuela-Colombia border, in areas where armed paramilitaries and drug traffickers for years have…