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Internet Mogul McAfee Held in Guatemala After Fleeing Belize

Internet entrepreneur John McAfee, wanted for questioning in the shooting of a neighbor in Belize, was denied political asylum in Guatemala after a month on the run.

Authorities detained McAfee yesterday for illegally entering the country and won’t grant his request to stay for fear of persecution in Belize, the Associated Press reported today. A post on McAfee’s blog today urged supporters to e-mail the Guatemalan President. Raphael Martinez, a spokesman for Belize’s National Security Ministry, said that it’s unclear if McAfee will be sent back to the neighboring country today.