‘Nxivm is a company, not a sect’: Emiliano Salinas

Emiliano Salinas

A new report is out on a website called La Silla Rota

The report is in Spanish.

Here is an English translation:

“Nxivm is a company, not a sect”: Emiliano Salinas

Emiliano Salinas Occelli reveals what this company is about that has been involved in controversy

By Marlene Valero

Mexico City – The son of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari says the company, NXIVM (Nexium) is a company that provides classes and workshops for personal and business help, and is not a sect where people are “branded”, as published by the New York Times, last October.

In an interview with La Silla Rota, Emiliano Salinas Occelli reveals what this company is about that has been involved in controversy and that he and his partner, Alejandro Betancourt, brought to Mexico 15 years ago.

“The company Nxivm in New York is dedicated to developing methodologies and human development programs. We have a license to operate one of them in Mexico. Never in 15 years, neither as clients nor as representatives, have I ever seen anything that looks like what the NYT reported. There are no such practices within Nxivm, ” he said.

Emiliiano Salinas explains NXIVM has nothing to do with marking women.

However, Salinas Occelli acknowledged that the scandal occurred because a group of people had eccentric practices, such as branding women with tattoos, or extorting them with photographs of sexual connotation, and some of these took workshops in NXIVM, without having any relationship with each other.

“What the media is talking about is a group, which due to the company’s structure, was incorrectly linked to this other company. That is, they linked a private group with the activities of the NXIVM company.  There are members of that group who are also members, clients of NXIVM, that somehow participate in the workshops,” he explained.

The history of NXIVM in Mexico dates back to 2002, when Emiliano Salinas and Alejandro Betancourt, who are partners in other businesses, attended the Executive Success Program (ESP) workshops in New York.

He clarified that the firm is licensed to apply methods in human development.



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[…] man who led NXIVM’s operations in Mexico was Emiliano Salinas Occelli, son of none-other than Carlos Salinas de Gortari, former President and one of the most powerful, […]

Jaime Anzures
4 years ago

Really? these families are untouchable! Ja ja

5 years ago

The late Dr. Paul Marko,who passed away last month, described pyramid schemes as magnets for sociopaths. I believe he was correct.

5 years ago

I wonder what Emi’s response will be when his Vanguard gets arrested as the king pin of this “renegade tattooing scheme”

F.D.C. Willard
F.D.C. Willard
5 years ago

This reminds me of a legal case back in Europe. I am not sure which country it was but it was State vs Church of Scientology. In that case it was about Scientology wanting to pay less taxes as religious groups had to pay a significantly lower tax rate than for instance a company would have to. Scientology lost this one as the court came to the conclusion that this institution tries to achieve economical goals while the ethics were just a pretense.
Thinking about that I would say Emiliano Salinas is right. A group that tries to extort money from members or customers is not a religious group. It is a MLM company and a pyramid scheme.

5 years ago
Reply to  F.D.C. Willard

“It is a MLM company and a pyramid scheme.” You are exactly right. Covering an Albany federal court filing, Jeane MacIntosh of the New York Post writes:

“Included in the 200-plus page document is a purported breakdown of NXIVM’s highly-guarded “business model” — described as a multi-layered plan in which members get commission for recruiting others, and the money flows up the chain to those at the top of the “corporation.” From: https://nypost.com/2011/01/31/guru-blow-off-taxes/

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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.

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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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