Video and Photographs on Mineral Tracing for the Washington Post.
Article by Laura Kasinof:
KACHUBA, Congo — The way to the mine wound upward past fields of cassava and sweet potato, a patchwork quilt of small farms set among villages of round, thatched-roof homes. An hour’s climb up, the Kachuba tin mine community is a collection of shacks that serves as a home-away-from-home for the hundred or so men who come here hoping to make a living wage out of what the mountain provides.
My story isnt meant to be a rebuke of conflict-free mining legislation (ie Dodd-Frank 1502) but an examination of ways in which regulations’ legal obligations are fulfilled. Ultimately, who has benefited from conflict-free mining laws?
– Laura Kasinof is an award-winning freelance journalist. Reporting for this story was supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
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