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Internet Mogul McAfee Arrested In Guatemala, Blogs From Jail



GUATEMALA CITY- Computer software millionaire John McAfee was arrested in Guatemala late Wednesday, after fleeing his home last month in Belize following the murder of his neighbor.

The BBC reports that McAfee, who made his fortune developing anti-virus software, has been charged with entering Guatemala illegally, after admitting to authorities that he'd disguised himself in order to cross the border: dying his hair and beard, staining his teeth, and sticking bubble gum in his upper gums to fatten his face.

The multi-millionaire is wanted for questioning in Belize after the November 11 death of his neighbor, property developer Gregory Faull. Prensa Libre says that McAfee had been hiding and giving false clues to his whereabouts on his blog to evade the Belizean authorities, who want to interrogate him about the murder. He has not been charged with any crime in Belize.

Days before his death, complaints had been made by Faull about the security dogs protecting the software developer’s compound. According to Belize newspaper Amandala, police raided the compound and the dogs had been found dead and buried. Police are trying to determine whether the dogs' bullets match those that killed Faull. On his blog, McAfee says the dogs were poisoned during one of the 8 police raids on his property.

Univision reports that McAfee's lawyer, Telésforo Guerra, says that his client is not a fugitive and therefore should not be deported. Blogging from jail, on the warden's computer, McAfee seems in good spirits.

Having been in hiding for the last three weeks, McAfee fears returning to Belize as he feels he will not be fairly treated by the police or even worse, says Amandala, killed by them.

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Poland Elections: I'm Catholic, And Will Never Vote For The Ruling Catholic Party

In this editorial for Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, former Polish Senator, Solidarność activist, Member of Parliament, and Environmental Minister Antoni Tokarczuk examines what he calls the “true motivations” of ruling party Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński, and warns against his use of the Church for his party’s gain, especially ahead of the upcoming Parliamentary elections.

Close up on a hand putting a vote in a ballot box, with the Polish flag as backdrop

Voting in Poland,

Antoni Tokarczuk


WARSAW — I had the opportunity to get to know Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński, and what really motivates his political candidacy — and the real reasons are far different than those he claims in order to pull the wool over the eyes of the Polish public.

I’m writing about this topic as a graduate of sociology from the Department of Christian Philosophy from the Catholic University of Lublin, and a currently practicing Catholic, but also as a former social and political activist, with extensive personal experience in the public arena. I was, among other things, a co-founder and member of the highest authorities of the first branch of the Solidarność ("Solidarity") movement and a participant in its underground activities, after martial law was introduced in Poland. Later, I continued my political work as a senator, Member of Parliament and as Poland’s Minister of the Environment.

But, perhaps the most important point in all of this, is that I happened to be the deputy president of the now-defunct Christian Democratic Center Agreement ("Porozumienie Centrum") political party, and Kaczyński’s direct successor at a time when he suspended his political activity. Therefore, I had a great opportunity to get to know the current Law and Justice (PiS) leader in depth.

Through this, I discovered his true approach to values and moral principles, rather than those created out of his own political calculation. As a result, I cut all contact and collaborative efforts with him, both as a politician, and as a person.

For over 20 years, I have not actively participated in the political life of this country. In this current moment, which will be a vital one on the path to Poland's future, I feel a moral imperative to speak publicly on the issue in question.

I do not want to speak as a politician, but rather as a person who is categorically opposed to the instrumental, nefarious use of the Catholic religion and its institutions for the party’s unbridled ambitions and lust for power. I am opposing the unauthorized appropriation of a religious banner, which calls itself the “only Catholic party” in order to cover up its true activities, which are in fact contrary to the essence of Christianity.

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