Hannah Katsman just posted the latest update on the Lev Tahor cult of Shlomo Helbrans (aka Elbarnes) which fled to Guatemala in the latest leg of their border-hopping odyssey to escape the law in the US, Israel, and Canada. Guatemala is perfect for them. Marriage is legal at 14, there are no enforced education requirements, and they have no extradition agreement with Canada.
Katsman describes squalid unsanitary living conditions and a reported case of typhus. I wonder if Lev Tahor is running out of money.
Katsman also reports on the recent release of Canadian government documents revealing forgery, psychotropic medication control of members, underage marriages and other criminal and abuse activity.
See also Haaretz, ‘Jewish Taliban’ sect suspected of human trafficking and forgery.