EFERio de Janeiro

Activists paid tribute Friday on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to Covid-19 victims after the official death toll in Brazil - one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic - surpassed the 400,000 mark.

The non-governmental organization Rio de Paz organized the event in protest over rightist President Jair Bolsonaro's management of the health emergency, which has left more people dead in the first four months of 2021 than during all of last year.