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Guatemala deports McAfee to the U.S

After weeks on the run and after spending days in Guatemalan detention for illegal entry, American technology pioneer John McAfee arrived in Miami on Wednesday.
He said he had no choice in the matter; that Guatemalan authorities expelled him to the United States and put him on a plane to a destination they determined.
“I was whisked out of prison,” McAfee told CNN affiliate broadcaster WSVN in front of his South Beach hotel.
“I was forcibly separated from Samantha, and now here I am.”
Samantha Venegas is McAfee’s 20 year old girlfriend,, who can now decide to join him in Miami or return home to Belize..
.McAfee had been held for a week by immigration officials in Guatemala, where he surfaced after evading officials in Belize for nearly a month. McAfee’s lawyers managed to block an attempt to deport him back to Belize.
Guatemala said on Wednesday it would deport McAfee, to his country of origin.
McAfee had been held for a week by immigration officials in Guatemala, where he surfaced after evading officials in Belize for nearly a month. “Complying with migration law, Mr. John McAfee is to be deported to his country of origin,” said Fernando Lucero, a spokesman for Guatemala’s immigration office.
Guatemala has been holding McAfee, 67, since he was arrested last Wednesday for illegally entering the country with his 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend.
Police in Belize want to question McAfee as a “person of interest” in the killing of American Gregory Faull, his neighbor on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.
The two had quarrelled at times, over McAfee’s unruly dogs. Authorities in Belize say he is not a prime suspect in the investigation.
The eccentric tech pioneer, who made his fortune from the anti-virus software bearing his name, has been chronicling his life on the run on his blog, www.whoismcafee.com.
McAfee claims Belize authorities will kill him if he turns himself in for questioning. He has denied any role in Faull’s killing .
Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow has scoffed at his allegations, calling McAfee “bonkers”.
Belize police spokesman Raphael Martinez said Belize still wants to question McAfee.s.
“He is still is a person of interest. A U.S. national has been killed and he has been somewhat implicated in that murder.We want him to answer some questions,” he said.

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