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Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell
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Oct 22, 2011

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Very, very interesting history of the diamond mining business and the resulting political turmoil in Africa, particularly the war torn country of Sierra Leone. I had no idea that the deBeers corporation controls all the sales of the worlds uncut diamonds and has manipulated high prices by limiting circulation. I wonder how many diamonds are sitting untouched in a vault in London. Amazing that the demand for a stone that is not even very rare can have contributed to so much war and bloodshed.
Very eye opening and worth the read, but also a little heavy on details. I probably should have read it instead of listening to it.

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