Software guru McAfee says to seek asylum in Guatemala
A Guatemalan government source said there was "no reason" to detain McAfee because there was no legal case against him pending in the country.
Harold Caballeros, Guatemala's foreign minister, said his government was unaware of any arrest warrant and would study McAfee's asylum request once presented, saying its success would
"depend on the arguments." Guerra said that McAfee would return to Belize once his
situation in Guatemala was made legal, citing the fact he had crossed into the country illegally to avoid capture by police in Belize.
"He can go to the United States, there is no problem with that," he added. "We have asked the U.S. embassy for support with our (asylum) request."
He said the asylum request would be formally presented on Wednesday.
The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala City said in a statement McAfee would have to work within the country's legal framework, but declined to elaborate. "The embassy does not comment on the
actions of American citizens, due to privacy considerations."
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