Copper and battery export mafias continue to call the shots against the law


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Feb 20, 2019

Investigative reporters Addis Burgos for Desclasificado and Alicia Ortega for El Informe present two cases where privileges are irregularly being granted for companies to carry out operations in violation of the law

Addis Burgos tells the plight of Henry Butler who has set up a green industry to recycle batteries here but has found that another company has an exception to the law that allows it to buy up the batteries for export.

The telecommunication companies association want the government to ban copper exports that cannot demonstrate the licit source of the copper that is being exported. The companies complain of thousands of dollars in losses due to the very profitable mafias that steal the cabling that is later melted and sold as scrap for export.

Read more in Spanish:El Informe con Alicia Ortega...

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