John McAfee backtracks on Guatemala misdirection, claims he's in Guatemala after all

John McAfee claims he is in Guatemala, after all, and he plans to meet with officials in Guatemala Tuesday morning.

On his blog, http://www.whoismcafee.com, the fugitive from Belize wrote on Monday that he manipulated his cell phone so that a photo taken of him by a crew from Vice magazine would make it appear that it was taken from Guatemala. Then McAfee wrote that he had a falling out with the Vice crew:

“I, for my own safety, manipulated the xif data on the image taken from my cellphone, and created a fake emrgency (sic) so that the urgency of movement led, as I knew it would, to the hasty posting on their website. I felt that our tenuous situation demanded action, and that was the action that I chose. I do not believe that Vice will remain with me further.”

Tuesday morning, McAfee’s Monday blogs had disappeared and whatever hurt feelings existed with the Vice magazine crew seemed to have disappeared, as well.

On his Tuesday blog, McAfee wrote:

“I apologize for all of the misdirections over the past few days. It was not easy to exit Belize and required many supporters in many countries. I am in Guatemala and will be meeting with Guatemalan officials this morning. If all goes well I will do a press conference tomorrow.

Vice Magazine reporters are indeed with me in Guatemala. Yesterday was chaotic due to the accidental release of my exact co-ordinates by an unseasoned technician at Vice headquarters. We made it to safety in spite of this handicap. I had to cancel numerous interviews with the press yesterday because of this and I apologize to all of those affected.

I will post more in two hours or so.”

Stay tuned….

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