Latin America: Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime launches report on illegally mined gold, criminal activities, and companies' supply chains
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime issued a report on the transition criminal gangs in Latin America went through from dealing with drug trafficking to profiting from illegally mined gold. The report looks at trends in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela, and at the supply chains of particular companies supplying the US market. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Republic Metals to respond to these allegations; the response is provided below. We also provide a statement by Metalor.