11 Jan 2013

Break from Chile wanted

3:58 pm on 11 January 2013

The leader of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) wants seccession from Chile to join French Polynesia.

Le Monde reported the threat has been made by the president of the island parliament, Leviante Ariki.

There is growing tension between the indigenous Polynesian people and the Chilean government over development and migration from Chile.