THE WORLDPOST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Easter Island Indigenous Population Considers Travel Restrictions On Immigrants

SANTIAGO, Chile -- They are the face of Chilean guidebooks: giant statues made of volcanic rock scattered across Easter Island.

Constructed centuries ago, the figures are thought to represent ancestors or chiefs of the indigenous Polynesian population. It is their descendants who now inhabit the tiny triangular island nearly 2,000 miles off the Chilean coast.

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