McCartney Awarded Peru’s Green Honour

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May 7, 2011 | 9:20am EST

Sir Paul McCartney is to be honoured for his environmental work when he visits Peru for the first time next week.
The Beatles legend is making his debut trip to the South American country for a gig in the capital city, Lima, on Monday.

And Peru’s Environment Minister Antonio Brack has announced he will honour the Hey Jude hitmaker’s green campaigning by awarding him the highly respected Order of the Cinchona Tree ahead of the gig, according to Peruvian news agency Andina.

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