Demonstrations against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Chile continued in the capital Santiago on Saturday.

The demonstrations were organised by antifascist, LGBTQ+ and the women's movement, all groups which Bolsonaro has been publicly critical of in his home country.

The trip triggered an outcry before it even began after an invitation for a lunch in Bolsonaro's honour instructed male attendees to wear "dark suit or uniform" while women were told to wear a "short dress". A group of leftist politicians have subsequently refused to attend the event.

Maite Orsini, a deputy at the forefront of that campaign, criticised Bolsonaro in an interview. "We believe that hate speech, misogynist speech, homophobic speech, and racist speech are bad for the people," she said.

The Brazilian president arrived in Santiago, Chile's capital, on Thursday night and met with leaders of seven Latin American states the following day.

The presidents agreed to create a new political association called the Forum for the Progress of South America, or Prosur. The bloc includes Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Guyana.

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