ANTIVIRUS PIONEER and accidental travel writer John McAfee has admitted that he is in Guatemala and is seeking help with fighting criminal allegations in Belize.
McAfee is on the run and in hiding. However, he has taken time out to blog about his escapades, do interviews and pose for photos. This week one photo was thought to have revealed his location, but he denied this, saying that it was a trick to lead authorities off his scent. Then, hours later, he said it wasn't a trick and in a blog post he described the slipup as being the fault of an "unseasoned technician at Vice headquarters".
"I apologize for all of the misdirections over the past few days. It was not easy to exit Belize and required many supporters in many countries. I am in Guatemala and will be meeting with Guatemalan officials this morning," he added, as he stated his case and made a plea for talks with the country that wants to question him.
"I have retained Telésforo Guerra, former Attorney General for the country of Guatemala, to assist in my fight against the Government of Belize. Mr. Guerra is one of most prominent attorneys in Guatemala and, as a shared border neighbor, is well versed in the intricate system of corruption with the Belizean Government."
McAfee professed his innocence and offered to meet with officials from Belize to discuss the case. He also apologised to the family of the man he is accused of killing and alleged government corruption again.
"To the Prime Minister of Belize I make the following offer: I will agree to meet you in a neutral country to discuss our mutual issues", he said.
"It is entirely possible that you have little or no knowledge of the level of corruption being propagated throughout every branch of your government. I will turn over to you thousands of hours of video and audio as proof, providing that we meet as gentlemen and are mutually convinced of our honesty."
To the police he made the offer of a phone call to discuss what is happening, adding that he hoped that this would suffice. µ