Guatemalan court sides with Indigenous women raped during civil war

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Women identified as victims of human rights violations during the country's civil in Guatemala City, and their supporters, pray outside the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

Five former members of a civil defense were found guilty Monday of sexual assaults that occurred during Guatemala’s civil war. The men raped dozens of Indigenous women. Also, omicron is hitting Brazil hard, with record-high COVID-19 numbers. Indigenous communities are especially struggling with vaccination rates amid this new wave. Plus, Tennis Australia initially defended its policy against spectators wearing T-shirts at the Australia Open that refer to the whereabouts of tennis star Peng Shuai. But after swift and fierce blowback, Australia’s tennis authorities backed down, saying T-shirts are OK — but not banners.

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