Lisandro Guarcax was kidnapped, tortured, and assassinated on August 25, 2010. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of a visionary leader who worked to restore the dignity of the Maya worldview and Maya people through the arts. Music and arts festivals have been organized throughout Guatemala to celebrate his life and call for justice. NISGUA has coordinated an international paid ad campaign to denounce the murder and ask that the CICIG investigate. Read more about Lisandro Guarcax, his life's work and the festivals held in his honor at the Tu Corazon Florece and Grupo Sotz'il websites, and in Czarina Aggabao Thelen's article "The significance and brilliance of Sotz'il".