Mexico: ‘And Now The End Is Near’: Alejandro Junco, Felipe Calderon Wade In to Topple Salinas, Raniere

Alejandro Junco

After months of holding back, media giant Alejandro Junco has made his first firm irrevocable public statement: Keith Raniere and Emiliano Salinas must be stopped in Mexico.

He did not say it directly in words. He entered the arena by reprinting in Spanish the New York Times crippling expose of NXIVM, Keith Raniere [and his useful stooge Emiliano Salinas] in his newspapers Reforma, El Norte and Mural under the headline “Investiga EU a grupo que marcaba
a mujeres como ganado”

Reforma: The EU investigates a group that marked women as cattle

El Norte: The EU investigates a group that marked women as cattle

Mural: The EU investigates a group that marked
women as cattle

The New York Times article appeared on the winter solstice, Dec. 21, 2017: Federal Officials Reportedly Investigating Group Where Women Were Branded and announced that the US  Department of Justice is investigating Raniere and interviewing his alleged victims.

The story names Emiliano Salinas, son of former president of Mexico, Carlos Salinas, and the younger Salinas’ brutal attempts to silence Mexican farmer, Toni Zarattini, for trying to rescue and warn women in the cult who were branded or being groomed for branding by the destructive Raniere.

This is hugely significant because Mr. Junco, although not mentioned directly by name, was revealed in the New York Times story for the first time [outside of Frank Report] as a parent of a victim of the cult: His daughter, Rosa Laura Junco, is trapped within the sinister meshes of the dark web cult of Keith Raniere – who has his followers refer to him as Vanguard.

Mr. Junco is the largest newspaper publisher in Mexico and is not politically aligned with the powerful Salinas political party – PRI.  His startling republishing of the NY Times articles in the biggest newspapers in the country – newspapers he owns and controls – is an outright declaration that Raniere – Salinas must be stopped [even if the latter is the son of a former president and political powerhouse] and his own daughter must be freed from the sadistic cult that ‘brands women like cattle.’

The New York Times reported  NXIVM’s “ranks include members of Mexico’s ruling elite, including a
daughter of the publisher of one of the country’s biggest newspapers, Reforma. Several women who belong to the group in Mexico have traveled to Albany, where they were branded, two former Nxivm members said.”

On top of that Mr. Junco entering the fray, and heightening the tension across the political spectrum, is that former Mexican president Felipe Calderon has tweeted the Reforma story and retweeted it.

Mr. Calderon has more than 5 million followers.

The stakes are huge. The presidential election is only months away. The race between the party of Carlos Salinas – the ruling largely dominant party PRI – and the opposition – led by Calderon – is expected to be razor close. The branding of women may decide who is the next president of Mexico.

That two giants of Mexico Mr. Junco – who in effect outed his daughter – and himself as a worried father – a hugely brave stand – and a former president have noticed this and stated plainly their opposition may actually transcend politics although politics is deeply involved.

The PRI has every chance of being branded itself – as the party that condones the blackmail and branding of women.

I will make a prediction [as I have many times on Frank Report – usually with uncanny accuracy – if I do say so myself]: This is the beginning of the end of Keith Raniere in Mexico.

He is already cooked in the USA.

Carlos Salinas is either going to have to get his son to break from Raniere or PRI is going to lose the next election. The anti-Salinas press and the opposition are going to inflame the Mexican voters tying the PRI and Salinas to female branding.

It is going to be either Raniere or the PRI that is going to be toppled. This is not going away, it will only get larger.

In addition, there is proof in the hands of at least one major media outlet that Emiliano Salinas knows about and has condoned the branding of his master Raniere.

when this comes out and it will sooner or later, it will destroy the Salinas claim that the branding is separate from Salinas and Raniere.


Here are some additional stories that appeared.

The first is from Carmen Aristegui, the most famous female journalist in Mexico. The following are the reports of the feeble and unbelievable efforts of Salinas lying about his lack of knowledge or complicity in the branding of women like cattle.
Aristegui Noticias: FBI already investigates Nxivm in the United States: NYT


Excelsior: They defend the transparency of ESP Mexico

El Occidental:In ESP we act with respect: Emiliano Salinas



Carlos Salinas



[It should be noted that former president Carlos Salinas has a daughter, Cecilia, also in the cult, along with his son Emiliano.]

Keith Raniere with one of his slaves Mariana Fernandez was last seen in San Pedro Garza Garcia.

Mr. Junco now in the thick of the fight is a brilliant journalist and writer, whose pen, once he takes to it, can rouse the Mexican nation like an Emile Zola.

Watch, if he does choose to write, for some of the finest flights of language in either English or Spanish.

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[…] was setting up an alibi. He knew – from a  December 21, 2017 story in the New York Times and from the Frank Report – and other publications – including those in Mexico – including Monterrey where he was […]


[…] setting up an alibi. He knew – from a  December 21, 2017 story in the New York Times and from the Frank Report – and other publications – including those in Mexico – including Monterrey where […]

5 years ago

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

True. VanTurd knows a lot about being a chicken, isolating himself from all paperwork of the company he runs, ordering others to do his dirty work in secret, never owning up to responsibility, attacking his enemies via litigation using other people’s money, and and then running away to Mexico like a little chicken shit when the heat is turned up.

Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
5 years ago

Happy the end is near
Happy the end is near
5 years ago

Hillarious!! 😊

Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
Darth VanDouche - Chicken Shit
5 years ago
5 years ago

Carlos needs to get his son to turn States evidence for a plea deal.

Raniere's cult has deep links with more powerful people in Mexico
Raniere's cult has deep links with more powerful people in Mexico
5 years ago

Ok names keep coming out. Hope someday journalists investigates Alejandra González Anaya, the current Mexican Treasury Minister’s sister! She is Anima Inc head, another Ranier related enterprise that gets millionaire contracts from Mexican local governments for producing parades and performances based on Ranier’s philosophy.

EU here doesn't mean European Union, it's "Estados Unidos" for United States
EU here doesn't mean European Union, it's "Estados Unidos" for United States
5 years ago

This newspaper chain leaning in (for the first time) on the ESP / DOS story is hugely significant.

It was a brave act, because Alejandro Junco himself is believed to have taken at least one ESP intensive. This is on the basis of the old Saratoga in Decline blog’s publication of the ESP coaches list, which credits him for recruiting his daughter, Laura Rosa Junco.

There could easily be an electoral politics aspect to the story. Felipe Calderon was the second non-PRI president of Mexico, from the PAN party. Junco also generally opposes PRI. Although PRI did not nominate Emiliano Salinas for president, could easily appoint him to Cabinet, which is the usual springboard for a future presidential run.

Recent polling shows the new leftist party MORENA with a substantial lead, with PRI and PAN in a dead heat for second place.

Chris M Burbs
Chris M Burbs
5 years ago

It made me happy seeing this on twitter. Now we just need Carlos to step up.

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

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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