Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Chile Fest Promotes Heritage Pride.(Metropolitan)

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The Circle of Voices and the SouthWest Organizing Project will host a community event to promote respect among some of New Mexico's cultures.

The Chile Festival of Cultures will be held in Tiguex Park on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. Organizers say that while there is often controversy regarding some of New Mexico's history, such an event is something most New Mexicans can enjoy together.

"The chile's spicy universality is symbolic of New Mexico's history, where over 400 years, native peoples and Spanish settlers have coexisted and cooperated," festival organizer Arturo Sandoval said. …

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