Jeanfer is Free and Happy

Jeanfer is Free and Happy

I am glad to report the good news that Jean Ramses Anleu Fernández, better known as @jeanfer is free and happy since the case against him was found to be without merits. Some of you may recall that back on May 14th I brought you the sad news that Jeanfer was being arrested and fined Q50,000/$6250 over a single tweet update of indignation.

Back in 2007, I posted about the Six Degrees of Separation I had experienced through the AntiguaDailyPhoto. More recently, Ivan Mendoza mentioned that here in Guatemala only Three Degrees Separation applies since you don’t need too many links to get to know everyone. How true that turned out to be since after the infamous incident with Jeanfer, I actually got to know him personally and was lucky enough to take some photos of him in two separate occasions; one of them right here in La Antigua Guatemala.

Last Saturday, 4th of July, Independence Day weekend, I recognized Jean Ramses Anleu Fernández, the mild-mannered, book-loving, code-writing geek as Xeni Jardin calls him, reading a couple of books on one of the benches in the Parque Central of La Antigua Guatemala. Below, two of the series of photographs I took of Jeanfer while we talk about politics, democracy, freedom of speech and the realty in Guatemala.

I am in a very good mood to know he’s free and the charges have been dropped because the lack merits. I am also delighted that I have been so lucky to have captured him with a big smile on his face.

What do you think of these portraits of Jeanfer?

Jeanfer enjoying his "Libertad" in La Antigua Guatemala Jeanfer enjoying his freedom in La Antigua Guatemala

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  • Thank you my friend, for sharing a wonderfull talk with you at Parque Central in la Antigua Guatemala, it was very delighful, i’m very happy now. By the way i bought that book you told me and it looks very good. Un abrazo hasta Antigua.

  • leif hagen

    Nice photos of Jeanfer. I like the portraits of him in front of the wonderful buildings.

  • Wonderful pictures of Jeanfer. I prefer the portraits of him in front of the handsome buildings.

  • Great!!

  • @Norm, thanks for the wonderful feedback and your continue support. Your comments are very much appreciated.

    @Jeanfer, the pleasure was all mine.

    @Leif, the buildings in the background are the Cathedral and the Municipality (City Hall).

    @Chitiore, thanks for visiting.

  • ¡Felicitaciones, Jeanfer! This is great news! Rudy, this joyful portrait makes me smile right along with him 🙂

  • Nice photo! It’s good that all the craziness is now something of the past. Perhaps he also just heard that Guatemala rated number 4 in the Happy Planet Index . . . . . .that is something to smile about! 😉

  • John

    It is good to see in pictures Jeanfer is really free and that justice has finally prevailed. It is great to see that he can still smile and laugh with all he has been through.

  • It’s good to see Jeanfer happy!