Meet the Mennonites in Peru

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Meet the Mennonites in Peru

Hundreds of Mennonites, a secretive Christian community, have started three new colonies in the Peruvian Amazon.

Members of this austere group recently migrated to Peru from Bolivia and Belize, where they have long-established populations.

But now they’re being investigated by prosecutors in Peru, accused of illegally deforesting more than 34 square kilometers of rainforest over the past five years.

CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports.