Life After Nxivm? Emiliano Salinas Has New Business Plan – to Get Electricity Contract for Baja Mexico – as He Walks From Nxivm Unscathed and Untouched

The following is a translation, done in part by Google translation and in part by myself. The story comes from Infobae in Mexico and is entitled El millonario negocio que haría el hijo de Salinas de Gortari con el gobierno de Morena en Baja California

Translated that reads: The millionaire business that Salinas de Gortari’s son would do with the Morena government in Baja California

The subheadline is: The business is a photovoltaic solar plant project that will supply electricity to the Río Colorado-Tijuana Aqueduct, with a 30-year contract.

Readers of Frank Report are well aware of Emiliano Salinas, the son of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas. Emiliano was the head of Nxivm operations in Mexico and a member of the international board of Nxivm.

He was in effect fifth in command behind Keith Alan Raniere, Clare Bronfman, Sara Bronfman and Nancy Salzman.

Nancy [Prefect] Salzman cuts the ribbon ceremonially opening the Mexico City NXIVM Center, as Alex Betancourt [l] and Emiliano Salinas [R] look on.
He worked at times spying on enemies of Nxivm and was involved in a plot to lure American women to Mexico in order to falsely imprison them, have them raped, and possibly killed. He also, with his partner, Alex Betancourt, used his influence in corrupt Mexico to threaten and intimidate Nxivm whistleblowers who wanted out of the cult after Frank Report revealed the cult was branding and blackmailing women.

But Emiliano got out and so did Alex. They got ‘stunk up’ pretty bad in the Mexican press and their names will forever be associated with the odious cult and their despicable leader, Raniere.

My sources tell me that Salinas now repents of his long association with Raniere. It is not clear that he has done anything to make amends to the people he has hurt.  It is strange to note that in the Neil Glazer lawsuit Salinas is not named, neither is Betancourt – two deep-pocketed individuals who did a lot more to hurt others than some of the defendants named in that suit.

Salinas was the virtual enforcer of Nxivm, ensuring that enemies were rightfully scared of Raniere in Mexico and what he and Alex did to Toni Zarattini should land him in prison – not get him a get-out-of-a-lawsuit card.  But I don’t tell anybody how to run their businesses or lawsuits.

When Toni Zarattini [above] learned about DOS and its deceptive methods of getting “collateral,” he was outraged. He tried to warn women in Monterrey. For  Zarattini’s pains at bringing out this dangerous truth, Keith Raniere ordered Emiliano Salinas and Alex Betancourt to fabricate a story about him trying to extort ESP and make an example of what happens to people who speak up against Mr. Raniere. They tried to get him arrested and Zarattini spent many harrowing months trying to prevent being arrested by very corrupt and compromised law enforcement.
I know one thing, Salinas helped make a lot of victims suffer – and, as far as I know, he has done nothing about that.

Meanwhile, he wants a life of wealth and luxury, utilizing the stolen billions his father, as president, took from the Mexican people.

Here is the story in Infobae

After the international scandal of Emiliano Salinas Occeli for his connection with the Nxvim sect of sexual slavery and with its leader Keith Raniere, Emiliano is now doing big business with Governor Jaime Bonilla in Baja California. They have a photovoltaic solar plant project that will supply electricity to the Río Colorado-Tijuana Aqueduct, whose contract will be for 30 years.

[Editor’s note: A photovoltaic power station, also known as a solar park or solar farm, is a large-scale photovoltaic system designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid.]

The son of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari is waiting for the tender which will be next September and presumably would favor the Cardinal Order (Orca Energy) consortium chaired by Federico Gabriel Valenzuela Peña, a close friend of Emiliano Salinas Occeli, according to information obtained by journalist Raúl Rodríguez Cortés published this Friday in the El Universal newspaper.

Salinas Occeli, current vice president of Prorsus Capital, [ed note: He is in partnership with Betancourt] would also have a working relationship with Orden Cardinal, whose company already supplies the energy that guarantees the operation of the aqueduct that goes from the Colorado River to Tijuana and supplies water to that important border city and to Mexicali.

The objective of the project is to supply the energy necessary to supply water to the coastal area of ​​Baja California. To meet this goal, a contract was underway for the construction in Rosarito of a seawater desalination plant, which was terminated two weeks before the aforementioned legislative approval.

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The man who might decide the contract for power happens to be a close friend of Emiliano Salinas, according to a Mexican journalist. That ought to help him get the contract.

Governor Jaime Bonilla Valdez presented a debt initiative for 6 billion pesos [about $264 million USD] for a private company to sell electricity to the entity.

The above, after the cancellation of the Rosarito desalination plant, which implied a debt of 7 billion pesos for Baja California.

According to the 23-page document prepared by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Urban and Territorial Development (Sidurt), the entity has an energy deficit and, therefore, a “Mexican” private company will be sought to provide it by building a photovoltaic solar plant. One of the conditions that must be met is to maintain electricity rates.

[Ed Note: In short, Emiliano will likely be bidding on a $263 +/- million contract to provide some electricity to Baja and he might just have the edge with his contacts.]

Although the document does not establish what type of contract would be established with the private company, nor the amount, two weeks ago it was explained to the deputies that it would be for 270 million dollars and that the government would provide the resources.

According to the exchange rate of the Bank of Mexico (22.34 pesos per dollar), the debt would be 6,331 million 800 thousand pesos.

For her part, Karen Postlethwaite Montijo, Secretary of Infrastructure, Urban Development and Territorial Reorganization of Baja California (SIDURT), reported that a group of entrepreneurs will invest $200 million in the construction of the photovoltaic solar plant to provide electrical energy to the Río Colorado Aqueduct- Tijuana.

“It is estimated that what developers will invest for Baja California in the construction of this plant is over 200 million dollars,” said the government official of Jaime Bonilla Valdez.

Investors will also allocate capital for the construction of infrastructure, which will generate a large number of direct and indirect jobs for its function and maintenance.

According to the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE), Baja California has an approximate deficit of between 400 and 480 megawatts (MW) during the summer period.

The government annually pays more than a billion pesos a year in energy consumption a year to carry water to Tijuana and Tecate, the infrastructure ministry said.

The main benefit is the sale of energy to the aqueduct at a better price than currently paid and the possibility of reducing approximately 20 percent of the energy deficit in Baja California.

Baja California is a Mexican state on the Baja California Peninsula, bordering the U.S. state of California. The landscape spans mountains and beaches on the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California. Towns near the U.S. border include Tijuana, famous as a nightlife and shopping destination, as well as the town of Rosarito, with its wide, sandy Pacific beaches.

In early July, Bonilla met with Manuel Bartlett Díaz, CEO, and senior managers of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and managed short-term solutions to Mexicali’s energy problems, including discussing this new power plant.

During the summer in Mexicali, for example, he explained, there is a deficit of up to 500 megawatts, a problem that has been addressed with temporary measures.

” The reality,” he noted, “is that Baja California requires 2,500 megawatts at this time , but at high demand points, it reaches 2,900 and up to 3,000 megawatts,” said the governor.


Of course, no one is saying that if Salinas can provide a fair and honestly bid proposal to provide energy for Baja, that this is intrinsically wrong.  It would be wrong if he has the inside track because of his connections and the public could have gotten a better deal if there were open and transparent bidding.

However, it is time for Salinas to come forward and explain his role in Nxivm. Federal prosecutors said that he was a criminal coconspirator in the Nxivm racketeering enterprise. He could have been charged. It is unclear why he was not charged.

Now he gets to walk away and make millions off the people of Baja without a word of explanation about his role in Nxivm and it seems not a dollar for the many victims of the vicious cult he led for more than 15 years?

Emiliano Salinas [green shirt] with his sister, Cecilia [also green], lead a group of Nxivm cultists in a dance before their cult leader Keith Alan Raniere on his birthday.
Clare Bronfman, Lauren Salzman y Emiliano Salinas, todos con las bandas de colores de Nxivm.


Emiliano Salinas [green] in the front row with arms outstretched for his Vanguard. Next to him is his partner Alex Betancourt [green -right].
Leaders of Nxivm. Nancy Salzman, with Mark Vicente, Alex Betancourt, Karen U., Clare Bronfman, Lauren Salzman, and Emiliano Salinas – all wearing their colored sashes indicating rank.  Vicente left Nxivm and became an important whistleblower. The two Salzmans and Bronfman pleaded guilty to felony charges connected to their roles in the Nxivm criminal enterprise. Karen was sued in the Glazer lawsuit and virtually bankrupted after being a victim of Raniere for 40 years. Only Alex and Emiliano, two of the cult’s most vicious leaders, got out unscathed with their millions intact.

That’s what I call — Viva Executive Success!


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  • My theory as a Mexican: Emiliano (and probably Alex) tipped off the FBI about the location of Raniere to facilitate his arrest, and in exchange, they wouldn’t get prosecuted for any wrongdoing.

    So common for corrupt Mexicans to stab you in the back right when you turn around. Especially the Salinas family: his father killed a woman when he was 4-years old! They also killed their brother-in-law and well like 300 people more…. what do you expect of his SON ?!

    Hope we get a surprise that, in the near future, he will also be incriminated. He deserves nothing else.

  • Thank you, Frank, for exposing this. This is important. I appreciate you are taking the time to cover this.
    Let me know if I can help you in any way.

  • Riddle me this:

    Why did Trump-appointed AG William Barr promote DOJ EDNY head prosecutor, Richard Donoghue — who oversaw the NXIVM case — to the main DOJ in D.C. after Donoghue passed (under the direction of main DOJ if not Barr himself, no doubt) on indicting any of the NXIVM Mexican elites who perpetrated these criminal acts against US citizens on US soil?

    Meanwhile, DOJ EDNY prosecutor, Mark Lesko — who apparently blew the whistle on Clare Bronfman’s little scheme to have Micheal Avenetti help her pedo protector attorney, Gregaros, go after Frank Parlato (and known associates, I might add) — was passed up for a shoe-in promotion to Donoghue’s vacant post by Barr.

    What was THAT? Lesko’s punishment for protecting American lives from corrupt, foreign and domestic criminals while Donoghue is rewarded for quite literally continuing to endanger them by failing to prosecute these most dangerous of NXIVM criminals?

    So now, GREAT, the Salinas spawn — in bed, as Raniere and Salzman literally ordained, with the Betancourt Bank of Mexico piggies — are free to continue their tradition of tyranny over the Mexican peasants down to ‘fixing’ their water supply while Americans like ME and MY defenseless, disabled son continue to be subjected to the real possibility that they can extract vengeance for Raniere, perpetrate any crime they please on US soil on anyone without fear of justice from Donald Trump’s administration, under AG William Barr’s, Department of Just-ICE — not to mention the sheer sickening hypocrisy in Trump’s broken promises to keep lesser criminals from immigrating to the US.

    What good is a wall when the most dangerous elite foreign criminals are flying in on private jets with Secret Service Protection?

  • When I read about Neil Glazier not including the criminal Emiliano and think about it from a female perspective, it makes me wonder if Neil is a timid bully. Here we have a lawyer representing a group of women along with cuck like men, only going after another weak woman, Clare Bronfman and prisoner 57005-177, who no longer has a free voice.

    Mr. Glazier, with all due respect, are you intimidated by the Mexican Nxivm members? Why are you not including Emiliano in your lawsuit a natural-born criminal?

    • Perhaps Glazier thought there would be too much delay in the case if he got Mexicans involved and wanted to wrap up the trial during his lifetime. LOL

  • Imagine how many cauterizing pens could be powered from that solar power plant, but only during the day. LOL

  • Emiliano is a fraud. He claimed he joined Nxivm to make the world a better place. He did nothing of the sort. He has the opportunity to do that now though, and he has chosen not to. Until he starts cleaning up his mess, he will always be a greedy hypocrite. He doesn’t want to help people, he doesn’t want to do any good in the world. He has turned his back on his friends.

    – he should start by paying Sally Brink’s medical bills. When a gofundme account was created and she needed cancer treatment, he contributed a paltry $500.

    – he should pay the legal fees for the whistleblowers. Without them, he would still be in Nxivm ruining lives.

    – he should pay for the cosmetic surgery for every woman to get her brand removed.

    – he should pay for mental health therapy for any of the victims that require it

    – he should take action to kill any Nxivm operations in Mexico.

    I understand that there are things that he cannot do for legal or public relations reasons. These are things he could mostly do privately. When Emiliano goes to sleep and wakes up in the morning, he has made enough in interest to pay for all of these things. Until he starts making reparations, in my opinion, nothing he says about feeling remorseful is true.

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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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