In September of that year (2003), he was covering “leftist demonstrations” when he was approached by several radicals and accused of being an undercover agent of the ruling Salvadoran political party, a conservative pro-business group called the Nationalist Republican Alliance.
Within a month, things had escalated. According to documents filed in his case with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Guevara was covering a protest when he was called out by name and attacked with rocks. The photo in his office was taken in the aftermath.
Ten days later he was confronted in a park. Two men said they knew him and his family, and described him as a “military objective.” They said they would find him alone and kill him. Mirian, his wife, frequently saw men lurking outside their home.