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Wednesday October 12, 2011

Perú Declares Mick Jagger “Environmental Ambassador”

Perú Declares Mick Jagger “Environmental Ambassador”

Photo: Mick Jagger, Ollanta Humala and Nadine Heredia

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Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has been declared Ambassador of Tourism and Environment Defender in Madre De Dios, Perú.

68-year old Mick Jagger, his wife and son, have been staying in a Peruvian hotel near the Amazon since last weekend, when the rocker met with President Ollanta Humala, and First Lady Nadine Heredia.

Jagger will be traveling to Cusco tomorrow to visit Machu Picchu with his family.

Juan Carlos Arzola, regional tourism director of Madre de Dios said the Rolling Stone accepted with humility the Ambassador of Tourism and Environment Defender distinction, as well as several presents from natives, such as a sacred cloak, bows and arrows, and feathered necklaces.

The area has a deep significance for Jagger, who filmed a few scenes of Werner Herzog’s “Fitzcarraldo” in the nearby Amazon town of Iquitos, some three decades ago.