Native group near la Fortuna plans festival this Sunday

San Rafael de Guatuso will be the venue Sunday for the Festival Cultural Maleku 2013 sponsored jointly by the Asociación de Desarrollo Maleku and the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud.

The Maleku are one of the pre-Columbian groups that still live in Costa Rica. Most are on a reserve. The event will be at the Palenque Margarita, one of the villages. It is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The culture ministry promises traditional foods, crafts and a display of Maleku costumes. The community is near El Tanque and La Fortuna de San Carlos.

The ancestors of the current residents controlled a vast section of land to the north and west.


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