Stranger In An Even Stranger Land - blog by Gurdur


A blog of random jottings on events, science, renfairs, travel, reading, music, humanism, religion, atheism, and even the odd spot of gardening.

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Death of an ignorant peasant woman, survivor of a witch-hunt

Posted 14-Apr-2013 at 05:20 AM (05:20) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 14-Apr-2013 at 04:58 PM (16:58) by Gurdur

On Sept. 7, 2010, Delfina Alvarez Cruz Selgado, a 42-years-old Mayan mother of five, became the target of witch-hunts - some face-to-face, one being police-action prompted against her, and another being online. Delfina originally came from a village, but then lived in the town of Punta Gorda, in the Toledo district, Belize, in a house she had built herself out of scraps scrounged from garbage-dumps around town. Her name wasn't even Delfina Alvarez Selgado, but that is how it was entered in the...
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Delfina Alvarez Selgado, of Belize, found innocent of inciting attack on crocodile sanctuary: charges dismissed. So much for the psychic witchdoctor fortune-teller story

Posted 23-Oct-2010 at 01:41 AM (01:41) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 23-Oct-2010 at 04:37 AM (04:37) by Gurdur

Delfina Alvarez Selgado, of Punta Gorda, Belize, appeared first in court on 12 October 2010, charged with fortune-telling, where the charge had been laid against her in the wake of the arson attack on the ACES center (it being alleged she had incited the arson attack) on which I have blogged before. She was scheduled to go on trial on Thursday, 21 October 2010. At that trial, the magistrate dismissed the charge, since the Prosecution was unable to give any eyewitness testimony, physical evidence...
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Please help unfairly accused Delfina Alvarez Selgado, of Punta Gorda, Belize, by emailing or writing to the Belize Ombudsman, Ms. Cynthia Pitts

Posted 05-Oct-2010 at 10:53 AM (10:53) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 05-Oct-2010 at 07:55 PM (19:55) by Gurdur

You may remember I blogged here and here about the strange case in Belize, Central America, where a group attacked the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES), run by Vincent Rose and Cherie Chenot-Rose, burning it and their house down. The motive was said to be the case of two missing children, Onelia and Benjamin Rash, of San Marcos Village, Toledo District, Belize. Only one person was ever charged with any offence to far in connection with that whole arson attack: Delfina Alvarez Selgado,...
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Psychic story not true? Charged person denies charges and denies knowledge of crocodile sanctuary

Posted 08-Sep-2010 at 05:20 PM (17:20) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)

As detailed in my last blog post, Delfina Alvarez Selgado, aged 42, was arrested and charged with fortune-telling, then released on bail, and it was alleged she was to blame for whipping up a mob that then destroyed the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) in Belize last Sunday, as all detailed in my last blog post. The correspondent, mentioned in my last blog post, who has personally known Delfina Alvarez Selgado for over ten years, has now been in direct contact with her today.
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The strange case of the crocodile sanctuary destroyed in Belize, and the charged accused, Delfina Alvarez Selgado - falsely accused?

Posted 08-Sep-2010 at 02:08 PM (14:08) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 08-Sep-2010 at 05:10 PM (17:10) by Gurdur

A crocodile sanctuary, the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES), founded by Vincent Rose and his wife Cherie Chenot-Rose, has been reported as having been destroyed by a mob, as well as the Rose's house. The police have charged a 42-year-old woman, Delfina Alvarez Selgado, with the crime of fortune-telling. Selgado was also alleged to be a self-proclaimed psychic who allegedly whipped up the mob that destroyed the ACES centre by accusing the ACES team, the Rose couple, of having abducted...
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