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Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case

A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery and other crimes during the country's civil war.

Landmark sexual slavery case in Guatemala examines use of rape as weapon of war

A groundbreaking sexual slavery trial that began in Guatemala on Feb. 1 has exposed how the systematic rape of indigenous women has been used by landowners and the armed forces for over a century as a strategy to subdue native communities.

Chile court orders Pablo Neruda’s remains returned to his tomb

SANTIAGO, Chile – A Chilean court on Wednesday ordered poet Pablo Neruda's remains be returned to his tomb, three years after they were exhumed to determine whether the Nobel laureate was assassinated.

Publication attacked in Paris has history of bold satire

In 2011 Charlie Hebdo published a special edition called "Charia Hebdo" featuring Muhammad as a "guest editor." The cover depicted the prophet threatening readers with "100 lashes if you don't die of laughter." Shortly thereafter, Charlie Hebdo's Paris offices were firebombed in an overnight attack that caused no injuries.

In the wake of attack on Paris newspaper, extremists take to Twitter to celebrate

In the aftermath of a deadly attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, many took to social media to rally and mourn — changing their profile pictures to "Je suis Charlie" after the name of the paper, and making the terms #CharlieHebdo, Bernard Maris, Cabu and Wolinski trend worldwide on Twitter.

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's regime and 18 others, invoking "universal jurisdiction" for serious rights abuses. Buenos Aires Judge Maria Servini de Cubria issued the warrants for about 20 Spanish nationals.

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