Mexican TV – Crimen & Investigación – will air week long special ‘Dangerous Beliefs’ this month; features Raniere among other cult leaders

Keith Raniere

Mexican TV program Crimen & Investigación has a week-long special on “Dangerous Beliefs” and Keith Raniere is included.

The English translation of the promo for  Creencias Peligrosasor Dangerous Beliefs is as follows:

Crime & Research delves into the fascinating and unknown world of cults.  A global programming event, which can be seen in more than 100 countries simultaneously and exclusively from November 18 to 24, in which the spectators will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the victims and the leaders who have been part of it from some of the most controversial and fascinating organizations that operate today.

The promo video shows David Koresh, Charles Manson, Warren Jeffs, etc. – and although Raniere is not shown – we do see Sarah Edmondson momentarily.

There is also a webpage on Keith Raniere promoting the special.

The English translation is:


Keith Raniere founded NXIVM in 1998 in New York as a personal coaching company, in which he supposedly helped entrepreneurs and all kinds of people achieve their own goals.

People who wanted to enter the training program and therapies had to pay large amounts of money to start. It is believed that they paid between 300 and 5,000 dollars to access the training plan. In addition, with the false objective of “empowering women,” Raniere blackmailed executives between 30 and 40 years old to give him photos and sensitive material and use it if they reported their activities.

The training consisted of sessions of 14 hours a day for five days in which, among other things, Keith Raniere was spoken of as a guru. His abilities were praised and it was said that he had an IQ of 240, that he had a degree in mathematics, biology and physics. The participants were convinced that he was a true genius who formed complete sentences at 1 year of age and had been a champion of judo on the east coast.


Eventually, NXIVM members could meet Raniere. He always greeted women with a kiss on the lips and everyone should call him “La Vanguardia”, as he was known. He gave talks and with time began to show his true objective. NXIVM had formed a subgroup called DOS, which was supposedly going to increase the personal development of each member. He always denied that he had anything to do with this group.

This group was managed by the actress Alison Mack (who was also a member of NXIVM) and to become a member, the women had to go through some rituals. They had to first mark their skin with fire. Alison told them that they had to get a tattoo , to show their commitment to the group and its value. But it was not a tattoo at all, but a mark made with an instrument that branded the skin. They were marked with a symbol that was formed by the letters KR (Keith Raniere) and AM (Alison Mack)

In addition, they previously had to deliver a letter confessing their most personal secrets and a photo of themselves naked. Subsequently, some of the women were told that they should have sex with Raniere as part of their personal growth. He used sex as a means of control and submission. NXIVM had a network of masters who attracted young and beautiful girls, which was always increasing from the beginning. This was one of the mistakes he made because, as it turned out, it was one of his own masters who gave him away. As narrated in Extreme Beliefs: NXIVM, Sarah Edmondson decided to denounce the cult at the exact moment in which they convinced her to be branded. In March 2018, Raniere was arrested in a luxurious mansion in Mexico and deported to the United States. He was accused of several crimes — including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and slave practices. Actress Alison Mack was also arrested, accused of acting as a captor. They face prison sentences ranging from 15 years to life imprisonment.

Currently, Keith Raniere remains in custody awaiting trial. It is likely to take some time to be held ” given the difficulty of the case,” said Judge Nicholas Garaufis.

His information on Wikipedia continues to be erroneous, as he describes it kindly, as he was known among his followers.

If you want to know more about Keith Raniere and NXIVM, do not miss our special Dangerous Beliefs , from November 18 to 24 starting at 8:00 p.m.




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5 years ago

Of the cults mentioned I didn’t see the leBaron brothers, Ervil, Joel , Vernon, et… who created a large polygymyst cult in Mexico ending in murder and blood atonement in Mexico and the US. This cult is still very active, minus the blood atonement. And I noticed two of the young Mexican girls hushed up and returned to Mexico from Laura Juncos home carried the last name leBaron. Do you know if this cult that created at least two towns from the late 50s to date will be featured? And is there a connection between the young girls brought to the US and this cult?
It will be interesting to see what the wealthy families involved allow to be published. The Mexican version of CNN

Mormon heritage
Mormon heritage
5 years ago
Reply to  Anne

When polygamy was banned, a fraction of Mormons moved to Mexico. The Romney family did, but came baxk to the US. The LeBaron family stayed in Mexico. The extended family is a power in a region of Mexico.

The LeBarons got sucked somewhat into the Mexican sector of NXIVM. Not all of them, but a lot.

The family is wealthy enough to be a ransom target. A teenager wss kidnapped, returned without harm or ransom, but an adult was murdered in apparent retaliation.

Mark Vicente made a film that was supposed to present Raniere as the omniscient intervenor that led everyone to live happily ever after. But they didn’t.

5 years ago

The Mexicans should use NXIVM as an excuse o get rid of the Salinas crime family period.

Any documentary on NXIVM that fails to mention Salinas support for Raniere is a whitewash.

A Nony Mouse
A Nony Mouse
5 years ago

Shadow I totally agree! I’ll bet the Salinas family is freaking out at this point. Carlos is probably trying to find out how damaging it will be to his family right now. I’d love to see this show! Hope we\re able to eventually.

Mitch Garrity
Mitch Garrity
5 years ago

Yes bullshit in the article and plenty repeated by long time users here on Frank Report. Facts get mixed with speculation and assumptions and soon all become “its well known….”.
As soon as you point such out you’re called a defender of NXIVM. Or an assumption or speculation thought to be fact is used to counter what you stated. Someone makes an anonymous accusation against the group or someone involved and it keeps getting repeated until it’s considered to be among the evidence that the DOJ has.
I think many are going to be surprised, disappointed and confused when this goes to trial. Chances are quite good they’ll all be convicted. The surprise for many here is going to be the charges not including what many think the actions are resulting in those charges.

Clicky Eight
Clicky Eight
5 years ago

This article has bullshit within it.

It says that Keith used sex as a means of “control and submission” — but that’s FUCKEN BULLSHIT.

Keith simply loves poontang. He uses sex to gratify himself, not as a means to control women.

He doesn’t need sex to ‘control’ anybody since he already controls women to begin with (else he couldn’t have sex with them).

He’s a FAT SLOB and an UGLY PUDGY BASTARD. No woman would voluntarily fuck a fat sloth like Keith UNLESS he already controlled them to begin with.

Let’s not forget that his dick is as limp as a Top Ramen noodle.

Keith simply LOVES poontang. That’s all there is to it.

If Keith had a choice between poontang and oxygen, he’d have a real dilemma on his hands.

5 years ago
Reply to  Clicky Eight

That’s about where he’s at now only he will be the woman for a change.

A Nony Mouse
A Nony Mouse
5 years ago
Reply to  Clicky Eight

Don’t forget Keith’s love of body hair, his one and others.

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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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