Software pioneer McAfee says framed for murder in Belize

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Chronicle236 wrote:

Years ago, I’d considered retiring in Belize. But after communicating with U.S. expatriates in Belize, one of whom was a retired police chief who has since repatriated to the U.S. The Belize government does everything it can to “attract” U.S. expatriates. But once they’ve established a residence in Belize, expatriates find out the government is corrupt and tries several methods to extract as much money from them as possible.

In short, from what I’ve heard, I wouldn’t put it past the Belize government to set up an expatriate for a crime committed by someone else (possibly even by the government itself).

Nov 13, 2012 11:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
Anonnymouse wrote:

Chronicle236, that’s what I was wondering when reading the article.

Nov 13, 2012 12:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse

When I visited Belize as a young man, I crossed the border with a Belizan who was simply grabbed by the customs guards to be held for ransom to his family. They didn’t even bother with a pretense that he’d done any wrong. They just had him in their hands, and the fmaily had to pay to shake him loose. Now people say the place has changed, but I always thought that impossible. The population lives at a level more like Africa than even Central America, and the struggle for survival is ruthless. Those in power will do anything.

Nov 13, 2012 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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