Since June 3, the primary and secondary education teachers in Chile are mobilizing against the deterioration of public education, infrastructural problems, long-standing teachers’ debts and curricular changes, among other issues.
The students mobilized demanding an end to indebtedness, criminalization of students, gender-based inequality and sexual harassment as well as an improved budget for education, a mental health program in higher education institutions and spaces for civic education
The residents of La Dormida have been protesting for months against the construction of pylons for the Cardones Polpaico project on account of the impact it will have on their day-to-day life, as well as the Campana Pañuelas, one of the important biosphere reserves in the country
All the presidents of the region were invited to the summit except for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. The setting up of Prosur is seen as an attempt to create a parallel organisation to UNASUR which was set up during the time of Commander Hugo Chavez