Brazil: Kimberley Process certification is easily falsified, fails to stem diamonds from conflict zones

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9 May 2005

PAC [Partnership Africa Canada] Uncovers Million Dollar Brazilian Diamond Smuggling Fraud

Author: Tacy Ltd.

...attempts by the Brazilian government to regulate the industry and to comply with worldwide efforts to halt the flow of "blood diamonds" have only served to criminalize the mining operations of tens of thousands of low-income diggers. Brazil's new laws have actually made it even harder to track the origin of diamonds exported from Brazil, and to put a brake on the violence in Brazil's diamond fields.

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Author: Partnership Africa Canada

...o Sistema de Certificação do Processo
Kimberley ainda é...criado em grandes termos para o consumo internacional, uma lei para não ser cumprida... [consulta a Diagem International, Brazilian Diamonds Ltd (anteriormente Black Swan Resources), Vaaldiam Resources, Bontan Diamond, Majescor Resources, Mineração Paraguaçu (parte de Vaaldiam Resources), Mineração Rio Novo (parte de Andrade Gutierrez), GAR Mineração Comércio, Primeira Gema Comércio, Viviane Santos Classificação de Pedras, CIMPEX Comércio, Giacampos Diamond, Traven Comércio, SL Mineradora (parte de Traven Comércio), Mineração Juina Mirim (parte de Traven Comércio), CIDAMA Comércio e Exportação, Raj Exportação de Diamantes, Triângulo Mineração, Primo Gem, Morgan Mineração Industria e Comércio]

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1 May 2005

[PDF] The Failure of Good Intentions: Fraud, Theft and Murder in the Brazilian Diamond Industry

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

...Brazil’s Kimberley certification system is...made largely for international
consumption... [Canadian companies currently] active in Brazil include Diagem International...Brazilian Diamonds Ltd (formerly Black Swan Resources)...Vaaldiam Resources...Bontan Diamond...and Majescor Resources... [also refers to Mineração Paraguaçu (part of Vaaldiam Resources), Mineração Rio Novo (part of Andrade Gutierrez), GAR Mineração Comércio, Primeira Gema Comércio, Viviane Santos Classificação de Pedras, CIMPEX Comércio, Giacampos Diamond, Traven Comércio, SL Mineradora (part of Traven Comércio), Mineração Juina Mirim (part of Traven Comércio), CIDAMA Comércio e Exportação, Raj Exportação de Diamantes, Triângulo Mineração, Primo Gem, Morgan Mineração Industria e Comércio]

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