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Africa / Blood Diamonds #846974

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 2006
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The human suffering in west Africa surrounding the diamond trade introduced.

(Washington: Thalia Assuras) The impact of the new film "Blood Diamond" on the diamond industry featured; film clips shown; photos shown from Sierra Leone of people with limbs hacked off. [Photographer Chris HONDROS†, "Blood Diamonds" author Greg CAMPBELL†- describe what happened in the war in Sierra Leone which was really to steal the diamonds.] The "Kimberley Process" certification designed to guarantee diamonds are not from war zones detailed. [CAMPBELL - says "conflict diamonds" are still easily moved.] [Film director Edward ZWICK†- offers advice.] [Diamond dealer Ronnie MERVIS††- says his diamonds are clean.]

Couric, Katie;
Assuras, Thalia

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