It is with great sadness I report the murder of Víctor Leiva on the 2nd February. Shot with two bullets from a passing truck, Victor died in the hospital of San Juan de Dios that same night. A friend of mine and all those at ACOGUATE. Victor, 24 years old was an artist who founded the theatre group Caja Lúdica, aimed at helping marginalised children through experiences of art and culture.
I have rarely in my life met someone with such a beaming, lively beautiful personality. It was a pleasure every time I saw him and its very difficult to imagine the motives of those who committed his murder. Let us hope those responsible will be found and punished correctly.
It is a devastating reminder of the violence in Guatemala.
You will be sorely, sorely missed Victor.