Chile: residents of Easter Island threaten declaration of independence

Posted on January 17, 2013 • Filed under: Chile, Conflicts, Easter Island, Latin America Indigenous Issues reported that Easter Island, a Pacific paradise only 164 sq km in size, has seen demonstrations in recent months. The indigenous Rapa Nui – the Polynesian name for the island and people – assert that Chile has robbed them of their ancestral lands. They are threatening to declare independence and lodge a complaint against the government at the international court of justice in The Hague: Read Article

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