IRI Peru holds meeting with the President of Congress

On 30 April, IRI Peru met with the Alejandro Soto, President of Congress, to express their concern about the increased violence brought about by illegal mining, and its implications on the Amazon rainforest and Indigenous Peoples. IRI Peru was accompanied by Bishops Miguel Angel Cadenas, Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos; Msgr. Alfredo Vizcarra, Vicariate of Jaén; Sister Nonie Reaño from Brahma Kumaris Peru; and members of the IRI Peru Advisory Council. Through the meeting, IRI Peru secured the commitment of the President of Congress to hold an environmental plenary session in the near future.