Bolsonaro supporter knocks over Copacabana’s symbolic Covid-19 ‘graveyard’

A supporter of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has knocked over crosses erected as a protest against the country’s high coronavirus death toll. Earlier, protesters had dug 100 symbolic shallow graves on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach to symbolise the now more than 40,000 Covid-19 deaths in Brazil. Coronavirus has emerged as a political issue in Brazil. Bolsonaro has played down the dangers of the pandemic, replaced medical experts in the Health Ministry with military officials and argued against state lockdowns to fight the virus
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Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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