What is more difficult is keeping your private army quiet, but i guess enough money could do that.
I think he is confident the US is not going to allow his extradition although the US does have an extradition treaty with Belize.
That being said, I live in Central America and I agree with the whole of your comment. People in here are generally atrocious with technology and are in love with their bribes and free stuff. Combine everything and you have an awesome
"target audience" for malware distribution. And hey, you can always keep your private armies in the multiple jungle settings from Guatemala and farther south...