There have been a lot of confusing reports out about the whereabouts of John McAfee, as he continues to hide from authorities in Belize. Today, McAfee updated his personal blog to let the world know that he is safe and that he is out of the country now.
He says he’s been hanging out with journalists from Vice Magazine and his girlfriend Sam, who he has blogged about repeatedly.
“I apologize for the silence, and misdirection,” McAfee writes. “I am currently safe and in the company of two intrepid journalist[s] from Vice Magazine, and, of course, Sam. We are not in Belize, but not quite out of the woods yet. I will do a more detailed posting later today if all goes well. My ‘double’, carrying on a North Korean passport under my name, was in fact detained in Mexico for pre-planned misbehavior, but due to indifference on the part of authorities was evicted from the jail and was unable to serve his intended purpose in our exit plan. He is now safely out of Mexico.”
“I left Belize because of a series of events which led both Sam and I to believe that she was in danger of capture,” he writes. “She has been my go-between and my eyes and ears in the outside world. I decided to make the move. I will be returning to Belize after I have place Sam in a safe position. My fight is in Belize, and I can do little in exile. My lifeline of information pertaining to the inner workings of the government depends on my physical presence.”
According to McAfee, Vice Magazine will be posting a story today (with video) that will possibly put an “end” to the “drug crazed madman” angle of his story, which he says the mainstream press (like the New York Times) continues to portray.