Aristigui Noticias blasts former Mexican President Salinas’s son for contradictory statements on his sex-slaver master Raniere

"He does all my thinking for me" - Emiliano 'Little Head' Salinas.

Aristigui Noticias reports Emiliano Salinas resigns to Nxivm for detention of its leader and teacher, Keith Raniere

Our English [Google assisted] translation of the Spanish story by Juan Omar Fierro:

Fifteen days after the founder of a self-help group, Keith Raniere, was accused of three felony crimes in the United States and arrested, his main partners in Mexico, Emiliano Salinas Occelli and Alejandro Betancourt Ledesma, announced the end of their relationship with the company created by their old mentor.

Raniere arrested – photographed in police car.

Through a brief statement posted on the ESP Mexico website , the son of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and his partner also announced that they are leaving the Executive Success Programs (ESP) in Mexico, after 15 years of operation under the methodologies created by Raniere. The parent company, NXIVM, has been accused by former members of the group of being a cult in which women were branded with the initials “KR”, in honor of its founder.

Following the publication of a report in the New York Times, a federal investigation against Raniere was initiated in the United States, leading to his arrest under charges of sexual exploitation of women, conspiracy to exploit people under conditions of slavery, and abuse in the United States against women.  Raniere was arrested in Mexico in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and immediately deported to the United States on March 26, 2018. In addition, Salinas Occelli and Betancourt Ledesma announced that they have stopped collaborating with the NXIVM and ESP brands, for which they said they appreciate the trust of their customers and collaborators, wishing success to those who assume the direction of that company.

“With this decision, we conclude our activities and collaboration with the ESP Mexico brand, as well as our professional and economic relationship with NXIVM Corporation of the United States and its related entities,” is the text signed by Emiliano Salinas and Alejandro Betancourt.

The four postures of Emiliano Salinas after the capture of his master

The decision of both men was announced a few hours after a new hearing in the criminal case against Keith Raniere in a District Court of the Eastern District of New York was announced.

After the arrest of Raniere on March 26, the son of former President Carlos Salinas and his Mexican partner issued a statement in which they defended the innocence of “Vanguard”, as their leader calls himself. They even suggested he would be given “early release.”

A day later, a statement signed by Alejandro Betancourt expressed that they trusted the US authorities and that the charges against the founder of the corporation NXIVM would be resolved in “a process according to law.”

On Monday, April 2, the date on which it was confirmed that Raniere would be subject to judicial process, and after the judge denied him bail, they issued another bulletin to separate themselves from Keith Raniere, but announced that they would keep ESP Mexico operations.

This Thursday, in a new twist to their position, they formally announced that they are leaving the company that they exploited and made grow for 15 years, during which time they managed to recruit children and relatives of other former presidents, as well as businessmen and high performance athletes. Emiliano Salina’s wife, actress Ludwika Paleta, was also part of the group that was considered a cult for their practices. Even Alejandra González Anaya, sister of the current Secretary of Finance, José Antonio González Anaya, was part of the group through a company known as Anima Inc, which aimed to help people succeed through art.

Find out more details of this case:  NXIVM

Emiliano Salinas and his master, Keith Raniere, discuss Raniere’s philosophy. Salinas has now distanced himself from Raniere following Raniere’s arrest on sex trafficking charges.

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  • Doesn’t bode well for Emiliano’s political career. That he was tricked by a Gringo to join a sex cult, and Emiliano brought along his gay lover.

    Mexican culture is very macho. This is a UGE SETBACK that Salinas is scrambling to cover.

    It might cost the family the election.

    • In México, there’s absolutely NO political career for Emiliano Salinas, not now, not ever. Believe me.

  • And it came from somewhere. Maybe Nancy took the cash she had already pulled out of the house to the lawyers. They can deposit cash to their IOLA account without any questions asked.

    Jon Campbell

    NXIVM’s Keith Raniere has lawyered up in a big way.

    Agnifilo repped Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and both Agnifilo and Kaplan repped Martin Shkreli.
    11:47 AM – 13 Apr 2018

    (on the tweet there is a picture of notices of appearance filings)

    • Yeah, but Shkreli didn’t do so hot. 7 years, and all his investors made $$$.

      How is Vanguard going to fare?

  • VanGrifter can waive preliminary hearing on 4/27. All it is, is a dog and pony show for the client.

    Purpose of hearing is to determine if there is sufficient probable cause to hold Defendant for trial. Magistrate ALWAYS rules there is enough PC.

    If hearing occurs, expect more explosive details to be revealed from FBI Agent who swore out affidavit for arrest.

  • First report from court… “#Raniere appearance lasted less than five minutes, he was wearing a beige jail-issued outfit. Permanent order of Detention was issued by the court, so no bail. Next court appearance is 4/27 at 11 a.m. #NXIVM @CBS6Albany”

    Via CBS6 Albany. I asked reporter for more deets on VanGrifter’s appearance…

  • They go from “business as usual because Raniere’s arrest was a mistake that will be rectified” to “we don’t know anything about this Raniere and his sex life, and ESP Mexico is independent of NXIVM in the US” to “we are walking away from ESP Mexico, and wish our suckers\\\\\\\\ customers good luck in their future endeavors” all on the same web page.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
    To the colleagues of ESP Mexico and to the public,

    By this means we want to inform you that, after 15 years of successful operation of the Executive Success Programs (ESP) in the country, we have decided to cede the address of this firm in the Mexican market.

    With this decision, we conclude our activities and collaboration with the ESP Mexico brand, as well as our professional and economic relationship with the corporate NXIVM of the United States and its related entities.

    We thank our clients and collaborators for the trust placed in this project and we are sure that they will have the greatest success.

    Emiliano Salinas Occelli
    Alejandro Betancourt Ledesma

    MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018
    To the employees and customers of ESP Mexico,

    In view of the various comments that have been disseminated through the media and social networks, we want to state that, as you yourselves have verified during our trajectory of more than 15 years, the methodology of “Rational Questioning” that we impart in Mexico , under the name Executive Success Program (ESP), is based entirely on respect for human rights and, of course, attached to all types of legal framework.

    It is important to clarify that the managers of ESP Mexico had no prior knowledge of the allegations made against Mr. Keith Raniere, nor of the alleged illegal practices involving him. The philosophy of the courses of personal improvement with which we had contact and for which we decided to teach them in Mexico has always been based on basic principles of ethics and has always been in accordance with the law.

    It should be noted that the standards and work guidelines that we developed in the country have allowed us to erect a portfolio of around 8 thousand clients; the former through the construction of a 100% Mexican company, owner of a license of use and whose operation and structure, as has been reiterated on several occasions, is totally independent from the American corporate NXIVM.

    We are aware that the information coming from the United States, regarding the strictly personal situation of the creator of the ESP methodology, Keith Raniere, and regarding irregularities that may have existed, forces us to take a greater distance as licensees and demarcate ourselves as ESP Mexico of all those practices that are currently under investigation.

    At the same time, we inform you that we will redouble our efforts to ratify before you, and before the public in general, the attachment of the company ESP Mexico to the mentioned principles of legality and respect; a work towards which large communication and transparency efforts have already focused, and in which positive results have already been obtained.

    ESP Mexico

    TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018

    ESP Mexico customers are informed that the company’s operations continue normally; since the operation of the licensing firm is independent of the corporate owner of patents and personal improvement methodologies.
    We appreciate the opportunity you have given us to work with you during these 15 years of successful trajectory in the Mexican market.

    Likewise, we confirm our confidence in the authorities regarding the events that occurred with the founder of the NXIVM corporate in the United States, and we reiterate our certainty that a process adhering to the law will be followed at all times.

    Alejandro Betancourt, General Director, ESP México

    • Does this mean that Emi and Alex are going to drop all criminal investigations they have pending against American citizens within Mexico?

      Who really believe that this two were not involved in a bigger plot to attempt to get Ex-members brought to Mexico to go against charges that they both had filed against many of NXIVM Ex-member who over the years have spoken out to expose the illegal manner in which the inner circle of NXIVM was a part of to fleece it’s members out of whatever they could get from them. Money, sex, free labor, cash from Mexico, ways to launder that money.

      Will their daddy’s be able to protect Emi and Alex from what is a very good possibility that they both knew what was happening and participated in such illegal activities all along, at least some of them that have not come out in the press yet.

      Emi, you know about the gmail account you and your master set up to plot against at least 4 EX-members. Gmail never goes away regardless of your deletion of said emails.

      Alex, you know that you have attempted on more than one account to get false charges pressed against Ex-members in an attempt that the American legal system would send such people to Mexico to stand trial for crimes that you helped to to create and lie about.

      Resigning does not end these crimes, it just show your attempting to cover your butts. It isn’t going to work.



    Mack, 35, who played Chloe Sullivan, one of Clark Kent’s best friends in all ten series of the hit show Smallville, is now the effective ruler of the group, which once had thousands of members throughout North America.

    ‘She is the one person still doing her best to hold the group together,’ Frank Parlato, a former spokesman for the cult, revealed to

    ‘She is still virulently working while most of the rest have just given up following Raniere’s arrest. Allison is so deluded that she thinks that she can keep

    Frank Parlato quoted as saying Allison Mack is in charge, and the only one keeping the faith.

    Allison’s parents in California slam door in face of reporters.

    Toni Natalie quoted as thinking the “A” in the brand is Raniere’s middle initial A for Alan rather than for Allison because “Keith doesn’t share.”

About the Author

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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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 premieres on May 22, 2022.

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