Answer: Mr. Raniere’s followers were surprised when Emiliano Salinas and Alejandro ‘Alex’ Betancourt broke up their longtime “gay marriage.”
But they understood that for Mr. Salinas to be outed as gay would be bad for Mr. Raniere’s work in Mexico where attitudes remain less friendly to gay lifestyles than America.
This may be one of the reasons why Mr. Salinas and Mr. Betancourt kept their gay relationship secret. And one of the reasons why Mr. Raniere approved the breakup.
The marriage of Mr. Salinas to sex symbol actress Ludweka Paleta may have been in large part Mr. Raniere’s genius: How better to advance the ideal of his virile, man’s man Mexican leader Mr. Salinas in the eyes of Mexican men and women than having him marry a famous, beautiful sex-symbol movie star.
The problem with this, according to sources, is that it devastated Mr. Betancourt, [Mr. Salinas’s longtime gay partner.]
Sources say Mr. Betancourt has not gotten over the breakup with longtime lover Mr. Salinas with whom he expected to live with the rest of his life.
Mr. Betancourt discovered Mr. Raniere in 2002. He opened a center in Mexico City in 2006 – and today, it is one of ESP’s most successful centers worldwide.
Mr. Betancourt, much like Mr. Salinas, has been largely a closeted gay. Mr. Betancourt is one of the highest-ranking executives and trainers in Mr. Raniere’s organization.
He is also President and CEO of Prorsus Capital, whose mission is finding investment opportunities in Latin America. Mr. Salinas is vice president. The business is based on Mr. Raniere’s technology for “serving humanity and moving us all forward.”
Whether Ms. Paleta is branded on her pubic region as a DOS slave is a difficult question to answer.
Some say she was encouraged to do so by Mr. Salinas, but since she has preformed with little to no clothing in the past, the branding of Mr. Raniere’s initials on her pubic region might preclude her option of doing that in the future. On the other hand, at 38, with three children she may be doing little to no nude displays going forward.
Ms. Paleta recently gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl.
She married the wealthy Mr. Salinas in 2013. Mr. Salinas’ father, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, was president of Mexico from 1988 to 1994.
Mr. Salinas co-owns ESP centers in Mexico City, and Guadalajara.
He is a founding member and general coordinator of the INLAK’ECH Peace Movement, based on the teachings of Mr. Raniere, which was created in 2008 to bring about a violence-free Mexico.
According to high ranking Raniere-disciples, Mr. Salinas, next to Clare Bronfman, is one of the largest financial supporters of Mr. Raniere,
Perhaps some intrepid reporter in Mexico, maybe even Alejandro Junco, father of DOS slave Rosa Laura Junco, could be the one to shed some much-needed Mexican light on the wayward ways of Raniere and his followers.
His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.
His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.
Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.
Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.
Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.
Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.
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