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McAfee Arrested In Guatemala

samzenpus posted about 2 years ago | from the meth-is-a-hell-of-a-drug dept.

Crime 184

Reports are coming in that John McAfee's on again off again relationship with various law enforcement agencies has finally come to an end. According to interior minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, he has been arrested in Guatemala after trying to enter the country illegally.

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Did he take a picture? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200153)

Maybe we can get the EXIF data from that one, too.

Re:Did he take a picture? (2)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 2 years ago | (#42200253)

I just want more "candids" of Samantha...

McAfree? (3, Funny)

Revotron (1115029) | about 2 years ago | (#42200167)

John McAfree?

What a clever pun considering the situation. Surely it was intentional!

Re:McAfree? (4, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 2 years ago | (#42200185)

John McAfree?

Cue the "Fee McAfree" movement.

Re:McAfree? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200761)

Shouldn't it have been McAflee?

Re:McAfree? (1)

macraig (621737) | about 2 years ago | (#42201085)

It sounds more like the name of a dance step than a movement.

Re:McAfree? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200215)

The editing quality has really dropped around here since Taco left.

Re:McAfree? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200697)

Yeah... both here and at his new job!

Re:McAfree? (5, Insightful)

TapeCutter (624760) | about 2 years ago | (#42200265)

An intentional typo and boom - 100 posts. And some people still think the editors are stupid....

Re:McAfree? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200369)

Never attribute to editors what you can incompetence.

Re:McAfree? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200273)

Not just any John McAfree.

The John McAfree.

Re:McAfree? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200385)

I was thinking Neil

Re:McAfree? (4, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | about 2 years ago | (#42200479)

John McAfree?

What a clever pun considering the situation. Surely it was intentional!

He was probably caught in Guatemala's firewall. The worm.

McAfree? (2)

ilsaloving (1534307) | about 2 years ago | (#42200171)

Does this mean no more Crystal Singer books?

Re:McAfree? (4, Funny)

TapeCutter (624760) | about 2 years ago | (#42200243)

Close, it means no more crystal meth.

Whew... (4, Funny)

seven of five (578993) | about 2 years ago | (#42200173)

For a minute there, I thought John McAfee'd been arrested.

Re:Whew... (2)

c0lo (1497653) | about 2 years ago | (#42200619)

For a minute there, I thought John McAfee'd been arrested.

Wouldn't that be nice?

I mean... would that happen, we may read some news on /. (instead of watching the first season of a cheap drama [wikipedia.org] )

Re:Whew... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200939)

its in the first sentence, the summary is only two ... how fucking lazy are you?

McAfree (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200181)

McAfree? Also, first

Asylum (4, Interesting)

Dan East (318230) | about 2 years ago | (#42200183)

According to USA Today [usatoday.com] he has requested asylum, claiming he is being persecuted in Belize.

Re:Asylum (4, Insightful)

rollingcalf (605357) | about 2 years ago | (#42200435)

If Belize is a problem for him, why doesn't he move back to the US? He still has his US citizenship, and Guatemala will seek to deport him to the US.

How can he have a valid asylum claim if his country of citizenship isn't giving him a problem? Or is he going to claim that the US will extradite him to Belize?

Re:Asylum (2)

gstoddart (321705) | about 2 years ago | (#42200545)

If Belize is a problem for him, why doesn't he move back to the US?

Because Belize wasn't about to let him on a plane -- he's a fugitive. How do you think he's going to just up and go back to the US?

The two countries share a border, and he was arrested trying to enter illegally.

As to if they'll send him to the US or Belize ... stay tuned.

Re:Asylum (1)

rollingcalf (605357) | about 2 years ago | (#42200711)

I was referring to going back to the US from Guatamela. Once he's in Guatemala, he could either seek to get on a plane to the US like a regular passenger, or ask Guatemala to deport him to the US at his own expense.

Re:Asylum (3, Insightful)

gstoddart (321705) | about 2 years ago | (#42200759)

Well, it's not up to him now, is it?

"He entered the country illegally and we are going to seek his expulsion for this crime," Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said.

Guatemala government spokesman Francisco Cuevas said McAfee would be expelled to Belize and he expected the process to be completed by early Thursday morning.

I'm quite sure that he was trying to get back to the US or someplace which suited him.

Re:Asylum (4, Interesting)

DarkTempes (822722) | about 2 years ago | (#42200795)

I know at one point there was a wrongful death lawsuit against him in the States and is one of the speculated reasons for him liquidating all of his US assets and moving to Belize.

I dunno what the actual outcome of that lawsuit was though.

Re:Asylum (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 2 years ago | (#42201369)

If Belize is a problem for him, why doesn't he move back to the US? He still has his US citizenship, and Guatemala will seek to deport him to the US.

How can he have a valid asylum claim if his country of citizenship isn't giving him a problem? Or is he going to claim that the US will extradite him to Belize?

I think the asylum request is an instance of "playing the last card in your hand, and hope it wins the trick".

Or maybe he was asking for a different kind of asylum.

Re:Asylum (3, Funny)

mug funky (910186) | about 2 years ago | (#42200495)

he should have tried Ecuador...

"McAfree" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200187)

Two things: McAfee is a commercial, paid antivirus solution; and if the gentleman is locked up, that's really the opposite of being "free". So back to the drawing board, editors.

Um... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200191)

If he was arrested then he's not McAfree... ... and probably never was.

McAfee != McAfree (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200205)

Instead,
McAfee = McArrested

Licensing (3, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | about 2 years ago | (#42200209)

Looks like his License (to kill) expired. The renewal fees were probably too much.

Re:Licensing (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200493)

Looks like his License (to kill) expired. The renewal fees were probably too much.

looks like your Joke (that wasn't) fell flat. maybe you are a Nigger too much.

Re:Licensing (1)

Aryeh Goretsky (129230) | about 2 years ago | (#42200835)

Hello,

That was a rude and uncalled-for comment. GirlInTraining may have indeed said something tasteless, but your reply only exacerbates the situation.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Re:Licensing (0)

Redmancometh (2676319) | about 2 years ago | (#42201173)

You do know where you are right now? Awful things are the norm on any site that starts with http! (includes https..also starts with http)

I hear... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200239)

that he's going to get a 30 day trial.

Re:I hear... (3, Funny)

msauve (701917) | about 2 years ago | (#42200317)

"he has been arrested in Guatemala after trying to enter the country illegally."

You'd think he'd know better than to try and use a Trojan horse.

Re:I hear... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200827)

The quote implies that McAfee wasn't in Guatemala when he was arrested in Guatemala. ::head expodes::

Slashdot . . . (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200325)

Where you can get modded up to +5, funny for posting the same jokes that have been posted over and over again before.

Re:Slashdot . . . (1)

sunderland56 (621843) | about 2 years ago | (#42200357)

Where you can get modded up to +5, funny for posting the same jokes that have been posted over and over again before.

Maybe he caught some weird South American flu while he was there. Then we could make jokes about McAfee catching a virus.

Re:Slashdot . . . (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200483)

You may want to update your definition files.

(Belize and Guatemala are in Central America.)

Re:Slashdot . . . (1)

gagol (583737) | about 2 years ago | (#42200869)

McAfee catching a virus.

Well, that would be new!

Re:Slashdot . . . (2)

hahn (101816) | about 2 years ago | (#42200897)

McAfee catching a virus.

Well, that would be new!

No it wouldn't.

Re:Slashdot . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200415)

Think of it as the nag screen that keeps popping up to remind you

Re:Slashdot . . . (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200419)

Where you can get modded up to +5, funny for posting the same jokes that have been posted over and over again before.

Where anonymous cowards bitch and moan about other anonymous cowards...Uh oh! Help! I'm stuck in an infinite loop!

Re:Slashdot . . . (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200685)

Where anonymous cowards bitch and moan about other anonymous cowards...Uh oh! Help! I'm stuck in an infinite loop!

hahahahahhah (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200391)

you made my night!!
hahahahahahahah

Re:I hear... (5, Funny)

Dan East (318230) | about 2 years ago | (#42200401)

Anonymous Coward, whoever you may be: I don't hold your post against you. Jokes of this nature are simply obligatory. What would a three hour opera be like when missing the final note of the final crescendo? Or "Shave and a haircut" without "two bits"? Or "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrreeess" without "Johnny!"? Certain things must be done, and certain words must be said. I thank you, as a fellow human being, for making this sacrifice, and providing one of the thousands of obligatory jokes that have been posted to Slashdot over the years.

Moderators: Thank you, for clicking the drop-list, selecting "Funny" (and not accidentally anything else, as your moderation takes affect immediately and cannot be corrected), and consuming one of your moderation points to bring the obligatory joke to our attention. The joining together of individuals, possibly from the far reaches of the globe, to orchestrate such humor, is truly humbling and brings a tear to my eye.

Re:I hear... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200515)

Anonymous Coward, whoever you may be: I don't hold your post against you. Jokes of this nature are simply obligatory. What would a three hour opera be like when missing the final note of the final crescendo? Or "Shave and a haircut" without "two bits"? Or "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrreeess" without "Johnny!"? Certain things must be done, and certain words must be said. I thank you, as a fellow human being, for making this sacrifice, and providing one of the thousands of obligatory jokes that have been posted to Slashdot over the years.

Moderators: Thank you, for clicking the drop-list, selecting "Funny" (and not accidentally anything else, as your moderation takes affect immediately and cannot be corrected), and consuming one of your moderation points to bring the obligatory joke to our attention. The joining together of individuals, possibly from the far reaches of the globe, to orchestrate such humor, is truly humbling and brings a tear to my eye.

you actually think the highly moderated repetitive meme Slashdot jokes are funny.

man, that must be some Good Shit you're smoking.

wow (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200831)

your are both asshats.

Re:I hear... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200443)

This shit is as old as the Cookie Monster virus.

Type "cookie".

Re:I hear... (1)

GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) | about 2 years ago | (#42200865)

I hear his defense will actually slow up the system though.

Re:I hear... (1)

Redmancometh (2676319) | about 2 years ago | (#42201183)

Hah.

Re:I hear... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42201145)

A free 30-day trial! How 'bout that?

great editing! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200255)

" ... McAfree's on again off again relationship various law enforcement agencies..."

Wow. Is Slashdot now recruiting from the Exit 9 school of journalism?

dumb (4, Funny)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 2 years ago | (#42200301)

He should have morphed himself so their border patrol wouldn't recognize his signature and quarantine him.

Re:dumb (-1, Troll)

zullnero (833754) | about 2 years ago | (#42200733)

Please, other modders, tell me you got this joke and just had a hard day and didn't find it funny at that moment. Please make me feel like Slashdot moderation hasn't devolved into Youtube

Re:dumb (0)

zullnero (833754) | about 2 years ago | (#42201065)

Good, it seems you guys got it. This definitely deserved a 5.

Re:dumb (4, Insightful)

neonmonk (467567) | about 2 years ago | (#42201293)

Did it, though?

I'd love to actually get some interesting comments about McAfee, his pathology (sociopath) for example, when opening these Slashdot threads. But nope, it's just more "anti-virus" jokes. Every single thread. Jokes repeated ad nauseam.

and now the Guatemala court system will slow down (5, Funny)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 2 years ago | (#42200343)

and now the Guatemala court system will slow down big time to be able to run McAfee though the system.

How he was busted... (5, Informative)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about 2 years ago | (#42200359)

An interesting note on how McAfee was busted:

To promote its exclusive access, VICE published a smartphone picture of McAfee with reporter Rocco Castoro. That was a big mistake.

Digitally embedded in the photo was the location where it was taken, and it placed McAfee in Guatemala -- just across the border from Belize. Now the world knew where John McAfee was hiding.

From http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/belize-mcafee-arrest-idINDEE8B501X20121206 [reuters.com]

Re:How he was busted... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200599)

Really. I heard him on the radio like 4 hours ago talking about how me couldn't go to Mexico, so he decided guatamala .

Re:How he was busted... (3, Insightful)

bobstreo (1320787) | about 2 years ago | (#42200621)

should have used imgur, it removes the geotags

Re:How he was busted... (1)

guttentag (313541) | about 2 years ago | (#42201043)

Digitally embedded in the photo was the location where it was taken, and it placed McAfee in Guatemala -- just across the border from Belize. Now the world knew where John McAfee was hiding.

So you're saying McAfee got owned by embedded Intel inside? I thought that already happened like 2 years ago.

Why... (1)

magarity (164372) | about 2 years ago | (#42200421)

Why flee to Guatemala? Does he have relatives there? A fat secret bank account?

Re:Why... (1)

petman (619526) | about 2 years ago | (#42200559)

Because it's just south of Belize. It's not that he was feeling to Guatemala but that he was fleeing from Belize.

Re:Why... (5, Informative)

c0lo (1497653) | about 2 years ago | (#42200579)

TFA

McAfee said he would seek political asylum in Guatemala, which has been embroiled in a long-running territorial dispute with Belize. There is no extradition treaty between the two countries...

Re:Why... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200919)

IANAGL but if it's an immigration issue their procedure might be "send him back where he came from". That might mean the port from which he disembarked, or it might mean his home country. He was probably banking on it being his home country, or them not using immigration procedures. I assume his home country is the USA; but then that would lead to whatever extradition procedures we have with Belize. If it's Guatemalan immigration procedure, then that might override extradition. Is there a Guatemalan lawyer on Slashdot?

Re:Why... (5, Informative)

jonadab (583620) | about 2 years ago | (#42200615)

> Why flee to Guatemala?

Okay, I know this flies in the face of every movie ever, but in real life a person who is trying to avoid being detained by law enforcement (for something serious, like murder, not just parking tickets or whatnot) generally has to avoid international airports. Ships are almost as bad. That leaves small boats (like, personal sailboats) as the main way to get off the continent. *Buying* a boat, if you don't already have one, is a frighteningly high-profile activity.

So going by land is a fairly logical choice. That limits the possible destinations somewhat. If you go north from the US, you can only go to Canada. It's not particularly easy to hide in Canada. So the logical thing is to go south. You probably don't want to stay in Mexico, because it's directly adjacent to the country you're fleeing. And you definitely don't want to try to cross the Panama canal, because there are only a couple of bridges that cross it, and it would be trivial for someone (like, say, law enforcement) to have them watched.

So you end up in Central America. This gives you a choice of seven countries to hide in, which means anyone who's looking for you has potentially seven distinct local jurisdictions to deal with (eight if they can't be sure you're not still in Mexico), which is an annoying impediment for them and may just buy you a bit of extra time to figure out what to do. Maybe.

There's still a substantial amount of risk, of course. Running from the law is always going to be somewhat risky. And, indeed, he got caught.

Re:Why... (1)

cplusplus (782679) | about 2 years ago | (#42200745)

...he was fleeing from Belize, not the USA.

Re:Why... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42201383)

.. does he have relatives in Guatamala? Almost.. his Guatamalan lawyer is an uncle of his 20 year-old girlfriend (he claims he will marry her 'soon').

Why do you say "trying"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200459)

He's there. Try succeeded.

Samzenpus's relationship prepositions has finally (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200477)

Reports are coming in the John McAfree's on again off again relationship various law enforcement agencies has finally come to an end.

Samzenpus's relationship prepositions has finally come to an end.

All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (4, Interesting)

BrookHarty (9119) | about 2 years ago | (#42200517)

After reading the timeline of events. It really seems like he didn't pay some protection money. First the police raid his house (for a meth lab) and drop charges, then after he donates to the police the next day all his dogs are killed. He definitely pissed off some people. So is he Crazy? I think hes so damn shaken up he cant think straight and tried to run because he honestly thinks he would be escape goat for a murder and might even be murdered himself.

Timeline @ http://wecheck.org/wiki/John_McAfee [wecheck.org]

TDLR; I think he was too busy banging the 17 yo and having the good life, so I doubt he had a meth lab and was a drug kingpin.

Re:All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200569)

He spent the last year of his life posting on some pro-drug forum about all the weird shit he was cooking up. He was obsessed with drugs and drug use, about perfecting recreational drugs and inventing new drugs. He's been frying his brain for a while now and this was the inevitable conclusion.

Re:All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (4, Funny)

Pubstar (2525396) | about 2 years ago | (#42200589)

Escape goat? I like that, I'll have to start using that. It's a scapegoat, by the way.

Re:All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (3, Funny)

BenJeremy (181303) | about 2 years ago | (#42200689)

Escape goat? I like that, I'll have to start using that. It's a scapegoat, by the way.

The 'escape goat' is like a drug mule, only you have to use it to get out of the country.

Re:All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (4, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | about 2 years ago | (#42200735)

I thought he was on the lamb.

Re:All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200755)

Escape goat is guatemalan slang for a lamb.

Re:All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (1)

chooks (71012) | about 2 years ago | (#42200957)

Nah -- he just had a beef with Belize.

Re:All the "bonkers" and "Crazy" talk... (1)

XiaoMing (1574363) | about 2 years ago | (#42201017)

Escape goat? I like that, I'll have to start using that. It's a scapegoat, by the way.

Escape Goat. This is Guatemala after all.

A fitting end (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200557)

A fitting end for a delirious drug addict who murdered his neighbor in a paranoid dope-induced binge.

It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, drugs ruin lives. I hope later when McAfee sobers up, he has enough brain cells left to realize the magnitude of his selfish pursuits.

Re:A fitting end (2)

kms_one (1272174) | about 2 years ago | (#42201031)

This is by no means an end. This story will continue on until McAfee is in the ground I'd suspect.

Re:A fitting end (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 2 years ago | (#42201389)

This is by no means an end. This story will continue on until McAfee is in the ground I'd suspect.

Or longer, if the conspiracy theory crowd takes an interest in it.

Why back to Belize? (5, Interesting)

Aryeh Goretsky (129230) | about 2 years ago | (#42200693)

Hello,

From RTFA'ing, it seems that Guatemala and Belize have no mutual legal assistance treat and are, in fact, engaged in a territorial dispute over their border, so I am wondering why Guatemala would bother sending him back to Belize, as opposed to escorting him to the airport and putting him on the next plane out of the country, wherever that might be. Or Mr. McAfee* could certainly afford a flight back to the United States, Switzerland or pretty much any other place.

Even more strange is the report [cbsnews.com] from CBS News quoting Guatemala's Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla that "McAfee was detained by police at a hotel in an upscale Guatemala City neighborhood with the help of Interpol agents" (emphasis mine) as Interpol agents do not have arrest powers. Interpol can request that someone be provisionally arrested in order for them to be extradited, but a search [interpol.int] of the Wanted Person's database on their web site reveals that no such "Red Notice" has been issued for John McAfee.

I do hope that Mr. McAfee is treated fairly by the Belizean authorities, and that his concerns of abuse and torture at their hands is simply an irrational fear.
Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

*I was told earlier that is improper to use a title of Doctor since his doctorate is an an honorary degree.

Re:Why back to Belize? (1)

q043x (256014) | about 2 years ago | (#42200723)

Belize is the enemy. Send in the clowns.

Re:Why back to Belize? (-1, Troll)

BitZtream (692029) | about 2 years ago | (#42200857)

I do hope that Mr. McAfee is treated fairly by the Belizean authorities, and that his concerns of abuse and torture at their hands is simply an irrational fear.

Fuck that. For the pile of shit that McAfee software is and the pain that his absolutely shitty AV software has inflicted on some many he deserves to be tortured.

Re:Why back to Belize? (1)

In hydraulis (1318473) | about 2 years ago | (#42201027)

John McAfee, what do you choose?

Poontah, or death?

Has this been confirmed with his blog ;-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200819)

Just checking

Quite clever of McAfee (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42200853)

If his life was indeed in danger, he handled the situation well. By appearing to behave like a lunatic (on the internet), he got the attention of the international news media. This attention acted as a shield - rather like it does with Julian Assange.

McAfee has brought worldwide attention to the Belize justice system. Now if/when he returns to stand trial, he will be guaranteed a fair hearing. Belize has a growing tourism industry, and won't allow their efforts to be sabotaged by corrupt judicial officials.

Re:Quite clever of McAfee (2)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 2 years ago | (#42201397)

If his life was indeed in danger, he handled the situation well. By appearing to behave like a lunatic (on the internet), he got the attention of the international news media.

OK, that explains one. Now why do the rest of us behave like lunatics on the internet?

Travel Advisory (3, Informative)

westlake (615356) | about 2 years ago | (#42200913)

This from the US State Department:

Border Areas: A long-standing border dispute between Belize and Guatemala has not been resolved and many areas of the border area are not adequately patrolled. Smugglers, narcotics traffickers and wildlife poachers enter Belize in the shared border region, and there have been incidents of clashes between some of these individuals and Belize military and law enforcement personnel, some of which included the exchange of gunfire. Visitors should avoid trekking or other activities near the Belize-Guatemala border to ensure that they do not inadvertently cross the border into Guatemala. The Embassy cautions U.S. citizens who choose to travel on cross-border public buses between Guatemala and Belize in response to a spike in armed bus attacks by bandits in January 2011. Illegal cross-border activities increase after nightfall. Visitors to the border areas should travel only during daylight.

Belize [state.gov]

CRIME AND SAFETY TIPS: Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Central America. Between January and September 2012, an average of 95 murders per week were reported countrywide in Guatemala. The vast majority of murders do not involve foreigners; however, the sheer volume of activity means that local officials, who are often inexperienced and underpaid, are unable to cope with the problem. Rule of law is lacking as the judicial system is weak, overworked, and inefficient. Criminals know there is little chance they will be caught or punished as the rate of convictions/resolution are very low.

The number of violent crimes reported by U.S. citizens and other foreigners has remained high and incidents have included, but are not limited to, assault, theft, armed robbery, carjacking, rape, kidnapping, and murder, even in areas of Guatemala City once considered safe.

Guatemala is a country with many different and firmly held local beliefs and customs. Particularly in small villages, residents are often wary and suspicious of outsiders. In the past, Guatemalan citizens have been lynched for suspicion of child abduction, so we recommend that U.S. citizens keep a distance from local children, and refrain from actions that could fuel such suspicions. In addition, U.S. citizens are advised to be aware of and avoid activities that might unintentionally violate a cultural or religious belief. The following recommendations will help residents and visitors alike to increase their safety:

Avoid gatherings of agitated people. Attempting to intervene may put you at risk of attacks from mobs.

Avoid close contact with local children, including taking photographs, especially in rural areas. Such contact can be viewed with deep suspicion and may provoke panic and violence.

Keep informed of possible demonstrations by following the local news and consulting hotel personnel and tour guides. Avoid areas where demonstrations are occurring.

Guatemala [state.gov]

McAfee seems to have cut pretty close to the line in his pursuit of young women in Belize. Not a pedophile. But not someone to be trusted, either. A bizarre visit to John McAfee's pleasure palace in Belize [cnn.com]

Someone explain this to me (3, Funny)

MikShapi (681808) | about 2 years ago | (#42201013)

Mcafee got arrested.
A guy who allegedly understands security murders someone (allegedly), and then proceeds to be "on the run" throughout the third world, while stopping twice a day to give the media an interview, tell them where he is and what he's up to, reality TV style.
The surprising twist in the story: The authorities found him.
Who woulda bloody thunk.
This guy should be shot for stupidity even before being tried for murder.

Re:Someone explain this to me (2)

jampola (1994582) | about 2 years ago | (#42201279)

The words of Gene Hackman in 'Enemy of the State' ring a bell: "You're either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid" -- I for one am looking forward to seeing how this pans out!

Obviously part of the plan (1)

SuperKendall (25149) | about 2 years ago | (#42201197)

Point 1)

He spends months in Belize without being arrested, but is arrested within a week of entering Guatemala, even knowing 24 hours (or more) before that his position had been broadcast to the world. Riiiight...

Point 2)

I guess authorities in Guatemala are much more willing to have you stay arrested than in Mexico.

If he's extradited to North Korea you know exactly what is happening here.

Re:Obviously part of the plan (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42201367)

Why would Kim Jong-Un want him? He's not an actor.

Software GURU? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42201201)

Really? To whom? Has he ever made any software the impressed anyone and done anything that changes the "paradigms" of software engineering? I remember a lame DOS program that scanned software for patterns, is that it?

EP!!! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42201231)

how it was supposed locating #GNAA, 3eeper in7o the don't want to feel distended. All I Rules to follow minutes. If that.

McReiser (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42201317)

Who'd win in a fight between Hans Reiser and John McAfee?

Or; if they shared a cell for 5 years, what might be the outcome? A bloated FS, a lovable but awkward AV product, or just normal murder?

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