Yuriria Sierra, Emiliano & Carlos Salinas and possible election theft

When the Albany Times Union tried to contact her about her role in the kidnapping plot Yuriria Sierra did not answer their request for comment.
Yuriria Sierra, Leon Krauze, Emiliano Salinas and the electoral trade
According to the Mexican publication Polemon,  and writer, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera,”Mexican democracy could be in danger.”
“The specter of fraud appears on the eve of the presidential elections in Mexico.”

Manipulation of polls, dirty campaigning, attempts to influence voters by a powerful group of businessmen connected to Carlos Salinas de Gortari have been observed.

The closeness of Carlos to Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, “El Bronco”, who managed to get on the ballot and at best – with polls showing him at about 3 percent – a spoiler.

Carlos’ supposed meetings with heads of the establishment, as well as his murderous past, suggest he might take the election “in cold blood,” against the will of the people.

On April 15, in Proceso magazine article, “Electoral Stalinism ,” by John Ackerman, refers to the possibility that Carlos Salinas de Gortari will “kidnap the presidential election” held July 1.

The second presidential debate was curious. Journalists Yuriria Sierra and León Krauze were moderators and it took place in the gymnasium of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)  in Tijuana.

The selection of the moderators and the locale caused some to see this as an attempt by Salinas and his “power mafia” to create an unfair playing field for Obrador or worse. But it went off without incident.


Both moderators oppose Obrador.

Leon Krauze suggests possible Russian intervention in favor of Obrador with the goal of attacking the United States and destabilizing the relationship of this country with Mexico.

The other moderator, Yuriria Sierra, has a direct connection to Salinas and possibly the sex slaver cult of NXIVM which Carlos Salinas’ son, Emiliano Salinas Occelli, has long been involved in. Linking to Frank Report, Polemon points out that Yuriria Sierra has been linked with NXIVM.

Emiliano Salinas was a member of the NXIVM board [and Vice President, in charge of ethics] until shortly after Keith Raniere, leader and founder of NXIVM, was arrested in March in Puerto Vallarta, where he was hiding, after having spent time in Monterrey, Nuevo León .

Raniere was deported to the United States and awaits trial, currently scheduled for October 1, for human trafficking and forced labor conspiracy.

Emiliano Salinas Occelli  was one of the main recruiters of NXIVM. Thousands of people, including sons and daughters of politicians and members of the business elite in Mexico joined. Among NXIVM Mexican clients are influential businessmen, children of former presidents, relatives of secretaries of state, prominent politicians and other key figures in public life in Mexico. Even Julián LeBarón and Javier Sicilia’s “Movement for Peace, Justice and Dignity” have been linked to NXIVM.

NXIVM has become a factor in the election because of Raniere’s closeness to Emiliano – who at one point referred to Raniere as his mentor and as a heroic man- and the level of penetration this company has among elite Mexican women.

There have been articles suggesting the influence on the political life of the country and the selection of its leaders.

If nothing else, the closeness of Carlos Salinas and son, Emiliano, with Sierra, one of the moderators of the second debate, is suspicious.

Sierra is the Mexican journalist who has had the most access to the ex-president and his family in recent years. Sierra reportedly was the only journalist invited to Emiliano’s wedding [Ludwika Paleta.]

In addition, there is evidence that suggests Raniere, and Emiliano Salinas, tried to lure four NXIVM ‘enemies’ of Raniere’s to Mexico to be imprisoned.  The four women were invited purportedly by Sierra who claimed she wanted to interview them about NXIVM at an anti-cult conference.

Kristin Keeffe, Raniere’s legal liaison, alleged Raniere and Salinas arranged to bribe a Mexican judge to order indictments of the women. Once they arrived in Mexico, they would have been arrested and placed in a Mexican jail.

Keeffe said Raniere told her he expected the women would be raped and one, his ex-girlfriend, Toni Natalie, would crack under the pressure of incarceration and rape.

The entire Mexican plot allegation sounds fantastic, except for the fact that the women received emails in the name of Sierra inviting them to Mexico.

Did Sierrra send invitations to these women?  Or did Raniere/Salinas make a phony email account in her name?


The second presidential debate, where Sierra is moderator, will take place in Tijuana, Baja California, the city where presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta was assassinated. For Carlos Salinas – assassination and electoral fraud go hand in hand.

Impunity, assassination and political crisis reigned when Carlos Salinas de Gortari was president.

Meantime, Raniere is in prison, awaiting trial. Emiliano Salinas decided to leave  NXIVM after 15 years.  Emiliano himself is likely under investigation in the USA.  While he  is above the law in Mexico, it is unclear whether Salinas is above the law in the US. Recently, NXIVM/ESP-Mexico denounced the acts of Raniere alleging ignorance of the facts. However, apparently, Emiliano and his sister Cecilia Salinas Occelli were aware of the accusations against Raniere.


The distinguished journalist, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, writing for Polemon named the following publications as significant in providing information to the world about NXIVM:  The New York Times, Albany Times Union, Forbes, NY Observer, Albany Metroland, El País, Aristegui News, La Jornada, Political Animal, The Left Blog and The Frank Report. 

Polemon adds  “I highly recommend the review of articles in these media related to the NXIVM case. Many other national and international media have covered the NXIVM case.

And “It is recommended to review especially the comments and analysis that mention the name of the Mexican communicator [Sierra] in the alleged conspiracy to kidnap the women on the website The Frank Report . This page was created by Frank R. Parlato Jr. , a businessman from ​​Buffalo, New York, who came to establish close links with key players in the organization.”

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  • It may well be that Sierra wrote those emails, but if she did there’s a glaring lack of consistency in them. The writer of “email 6” is not the same as the rest of those purported to have been written by Sierra. The punctuation, diction, and quality of spelling is completely inferior to the others — as if an attempt is being made to seem as if English is the writer’s second language. And, if two different people are writing emails sent from the same email account, then it stands to reason that neither might be Sierra.

  • “…the level of penetration this company has among elite Mexican women.” I see what you did there. 🤣

  • Frank, you have it wrong. The second presidential debate was last Sunday, May 20. Nothing happened to Lopez Obrador other than the natural harsh discussion among the candidates. Yuriria Sierra did a decent job as a moderator, a bit too talkative, but within acceptable limits. That was all.

  • Re the emails Toni Natalie received from Yuriria Sierra, I think they’re real.

    Hotmail enail was the most common email address in 2012. From Wall Street Journal, June 2012:

    “Microsoft’s Hotmail was the most popular Internet-based email service globally as of May, with about 325 million unique visitors. Yahoo’s service ranked second, with roughly 298 million users, while Google’s Gmail garnered about 289 million users.”

    And the most popular format was first name underscore last name, just like the email address Toni hears from. A professional journalist is well connected digitally and quickly grabs domains and emails, it’d be more surprising if Sierra didn’t own the email. Also no one would use their corporate account for nefarious activity. Particularly when they’re moving between jobs, as Sierra was.

    If you haven’t read the emails from Sierra to Toni, they are chilling:

    In audio, elsewhere covered in FrankReport, Keefe tells Bouchey about Raniere’s plan to isolate his foes (Toni, etc) in Mexican jails. Keefe had no reason to lie. So it was crucial those women come to Mexico. Re Sierra’s professional capacity, Skype is always a great alternative. But Sierra was adamant that Toni visit Mexico in person.

    Sierra was also the only journalist to attend the Salinas wedding. The only one. Someone else wrote that all the shiny folk in Mexico attended the wedding, ie, Sierra isn’t special. But Sierra was the single journalist to attend.

    It was Sierra who wrote those emails. Her only defense is that she knew only a tiny part of the whole ugly plan.

  • Andrés Manuel López Obrador is a disgrace to Mexican polítics. To México as a nation by the way. Since Salinas ‘ party (PRI) does not stand a chance, Ricardo Anaya (PAN) will likely win the elección.

    • Is Ricardo Anaya related to Alejandra Gonzalez Anaya of Anima Inc. which is a known NXIVM offshoot company operating in Mexico? Alejandra is the sister of José Antonio González Anaya (PRI) who I believe is the current Mexican secretary of finance and public credit (and who himself must have higher political aspirations).

      • I have no idea. But he is the best of all candidates. However, his party has proved to be the less corrupt and the one with the best performance (Fox & Calderon, at the federal level). I really don´t think Ricardo Anaya is as stupid (he is not) as Emiliano and any Raniere´s believer.

          • I don’t thing they are saying they are currently involved in NXIVM, rather that they have, in the past, attended an intensive there.
            Take a deep breath, Larry.

      • No, she has nothing to do with Ricardo Anaya, but you are correct about her brother. Ricardo Anaya is backed by Carlos Salinas to win the Mexican election to become the next president when the candidate of Salinas own party is Meade. Ricardo Anaya is no part of the cult, but is the same kind of person as Salinas, very evil. I pray to God he never becomes president.

        • Come on now yourself. How the hell do you know? And are you to monitor my breathing? How absurd to maintain that this individual who identifies as an Espian is not currently an Espian. This individual is spreading falsehoods just like an Espian would. Why don’t you take them on face value instead of fabricating lame excuses for them?

    • The polls say otherwise, don’t they? In the French press he is always the winner but of course we do not have the same legibility as the Mexicans…

    • Dude, do your homework. Carlos Salinas switched his support to Anaya and his coalition a long time ago. Read the news more often!

  • the Bronfmans and Keith had worked hard for years to extend their power to a country such as Mexico – both had dreamed of NXIVM taking and having political control of countries world-wide

    • This is very true. But he was too much of a lazy ass, sex addict to really get that moving. Sucks when you are a sociopath and want world domination but refuse to do the work to get it because you are lazy as fuck. At least Keith gets to laze around in prison now between dodging shanks and getting raped.

    • Exactly, why isn’t anybody naming Basit Igtet and his libya situation, this is ridiculous, and with guatemala also…

  • The consensus seems to be that Yuriria is in the Salinas / PRI camp. But is León really a counterweight? Or do his family ties to the Salinas / PRI camp make him a false flag ?

  • Leon is NOT a salinas follower, every mexican or person living in Mexico knows it, he was called to monitor the debate with yuriria who is a salinas follower, so I would NOT include Leon in this note!

  • The problem with only copying articles from Mexico with no real knowledge of Mexican politics. That debate already took place last Sunday. And yes, Yuriria Sierra is very close to the Salinas clan, but Leon not so much. His parents are close to Carlos Salinas. He? I don’t thinks so, for your information Leon was one of the first Mexican journalist to tell the story about Emiliano and Rainere and even Catherine Oxenberg has retweeted some of his comments about the cult.

    • Oh please Leon Krauze would be a nobody if not for his father’s connections and yes his father has always been close to Emiliano’s father.

    • So what? Krauze only mentions Emiliano once in his mea-culpa-of-an-obligatory puff piece and then goes all off on Raniere. Well, it would be career suicide if he did not write critically about Raniere. That alone is not enough to distance him from Carlos Salinas de Gortari and his family. Obrador is up against a political mafia in both PAN and PRI. These cutthroats will do anything to prevent Obrador from becoming president. Look what happened to Coloso in Tijuana 1992!

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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