November 14, 2012 |
In another twist to an already bizarre story, the founder of the McAfee anti-virus software company contacted an American journalist Tuesday to maintain his innocence and chronicle how he has been evading police. John McAfee, 67, has been missing since Sunday morning, when his next-door neighbor Gregory Faull, 52, was found dead in a pool of blood in a Belize beachfront home. On Tuesday, McAfee contacted Wired contributing editor Joshua Davis and said he's on the run, scared for his life - and did not commit murder.
December 6, 2012 |
John McAfee has been denied political asylum in Guatemala and could be deported back to Belize where he is wanted for questioning in the slaying of neighbor Gregory Faull. Belize officials said they expect McAfee to be flown back to their capital city, 75 miles from the Caribbean island he had called home for several years, according to an Associated Press report. In a fresh blog post Thursday titled "Urgent from John," McAfee implored supporters to "Please email the President of Guatemala and beg him to allow the court system to proceed, to determine my status in Guatemala.
November 8, 1990 |
Belize has set aside 100,000 acres of rain forest, or nearly 2% of the country's total land area, for the protection of jaguars, the Belize Embassy in Washington said Wednesday. The government of the tiny English-speaking Central American nation and the World Wildlife Fund, a Washington-based nature conservation group, signed an agreement to expand the world's only jaguar sanctuary thirtyfold.
October 10, 2001 |
Nineteen people, including 17 Americans, were killed when Hurricane Iris ripped into a tourist boat, flattened homes and devastated crops in this tiny Central American nation, officials and witnesses said Tuesday. A government spokesman said the Americans and two Belizeans died in the sinking of the Wave Dancer, a 40-foot diving boat carrying U.S. tourists and a Belizean crew.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1985 |
At an age when most people would be considering a peaceful retirement, Frank and Henrietta King are embarking on a two-year adventure with the Peace Corps. The Kings, both 62, will leave soon for Belize, a tiny country on Central America's Caribbean coast between Mexico and Guatemala. Their commitment to the Peace Corps combines two passions: the wanderlust that has marked their lives and a missionary-like desire to educate others.
December 23, 2007 |
The drummers form a semicircle and settle into their chairs; the rhythm thunders to life. Street dogs scatter like bullets. A dancer jumps before the drummers like a mad strutting bird and jackhammers the ground with his feet. His tall, feathered headdress spins as he turns; his white shirt becomes translucent with sweat, and bands of shells around his knees rattle and shake. Red lips, a pencil mustache and doll eyes are painted on his mask of pink wire mesh.