Woman Running for Governor of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Clara Luz Flores, Was Nxivm Coach

(Originally published in the news site Huellas, from Mexico. Translated from the Spanish original.)

By David Galeano

Clara Luz Flores has been selected as the MORENA (National Regeneration Movement) candidate for the governorship of Nuevo Leon, which has caused controversy – not only because of the PRI past of the woman chosen by the Morena’s leadership but also because of her ties to the NXIVM organization, whose leader has been convicted of serious crimes that range from abuse, fraud and even pedophilia.

For many years, evidence began to circulate that linked Clara Luz, the former mayor of Escobedo, was part of Nxivm. Although she has tried to minimize her involvement, in reality, there is evidence that her participation could have been much more relevant than she claims.

It was journalist Frank Parlato who began to expose the role of Clara Luz with Nxivm. Parlato is the reporter who has written the most about the case, and his investigation was responsible, to a great extent, for the fall of leader Keith Raniere. In other words, the exposure of Clara Luz’s role is not only “an allegation”, but involves relevant documented data.

One of the ways in which mayor Clara Luz – who is the wife of the well-known PRI politician Abel Guerra Garza – has downplayed the importance of her role in NXIVM are statements made to the press, such as the interview with Azucena Uresti, on June 28, 2019, where he stated that “She only attended one course”, and that “She is just one of the thousands of people who took some kind of workshop in the organization.”

However, according to information published by Frank Parlato, Clara Luz is on the list of the 150 highest-ranking members of Nxivm. She would not just be “one of thousands”, as she claims.

Photographic evidence demonstrates that Clara Luz had attained the rank of Coach, in NXIVM.

Also according to these investigations, which includes a photograph that graphically verifies the fact, MORENA’s Gubernatorial candidate has already been awarded the “yellow sash” of Coach.

This would be a confirmation that she was not a beginner (white sash), but had reached a rank of importance, where she would also have the task of recruiting more women for the perverse purposes of NXIVM and Keith Raniere.

As if that were not enough, there are more indications that her foray into NXIVM was intimately linked to the faction with the greater power and, therefore, closer to Raniere.

Among those who joined her in this organization were the couple Jimena Garza Dávila and Omar Boone, a prominent Monterrey-based business couple, who are also partners of the son of former PRI president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Emiliano Salinas, in various enterprises.

In other words, the MORENA party is placing a woman very close to Emiliano Salinas’ partners, as their candidate in Nuevo Leon.

It should be remembered that Emiliano Salinas was, at one time, the leader of NXVIM in Mexico.

It’s relevant to consider that Garza and Boone were so close to Raniere, that when he found out that the FBI was following him, they were the ones that he sought help from, to hide and sneak, in what were his last months of freedom.

It is also known that many of the Mexican women who ended up being branded with the DOS mark were also recruited by Jimena Garza. And Parlato, himself, has pointed out the possibility that Clara Luz herself could have been branded.


Nuevo León is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 51 municipalities and its capital city is Monterrey. It is located in Northeastern Mexico. Its population was 5.12 million in 2015.

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  • From my point of view, in the USA anyone runs for a public charge if they have not been previously convicted of a felony. On one hand she has not been convicted in the USA nor Mexico, so she does not have any legal impediment. On the other hand, we don’t know her intentions when she decided to be a coach. It is not correct to judge her.

  • So, let’s say I take a yoga class at a gym and I like it so much that I decide to train to become a yoga teacher. Then, once I get my certification, I find out the gym owner has been under investigation and is found guilty of stealing. Per this article’s logic that would mean I am also guilty of stealing, which clearly I am not, at least not per association.

    This article doesn’t state anything about the actions of Clara Luz, and it is intending to discredit without facts.

    As humans, we look for predictability, this might be one of the reasons we tend to prejudge or judge people by association, because then we think we know, likely, how they will act. The problem with this type of thinking is that we are looking in the wrong place and it is actually not predictable at all. It would be more constructive (and actually predictable) to look at people’s behaviors, look at their lives and how they live them, that should give us a clearer picture of them and what they value.

  • This article looks like it was written by a political opponent. It says nothing bad about Clara Luz Flores. It just tries to cause hatred through her association with other people who should be hated because they are associated with someone who should be hated who is associated with someone who should be hated. If we continue the hatred through association, there will be nobody left to love.

  • The Mexican group in Nxivm appears to be very connected to political influence in their country. The Spanish-speaking sect of the cult would be an interesting topic for a deep dive documentary series. I also wonder how many of the Mexican followers of Raniere are still loyal as they weren’t as tied in to the criminal cases and it doesn’t seem like the Mexican authorities are going to initiate a prosecution. Thanks for following this underreported aspect, Frank.

  • Thank you, Mr. Frank Parlato for your articles that expose these Mexican politicians for who they really are.

    Have you considered writing about Javier Jileta who was also in Nxivm and is now a high-ranking government official pushing a “feminist agenda” in government with Martha Delgado: https://www.sinembargo.mx/31-08-2020/3851819

      • I love you frank. thank you for your bravery, amazing journalist labor, and being an inspiration for all of us who are learning how to fight for justice and truth.

  • Nuevo Leon and its capital, Monterrey, are among the wealthiest and most industrialized areas of Mexico.
    By no means assume that NXIVM is not a power in Mexico and inside America’s treasonous Democratic party.

      • You can start with research done by “The Amazing Polly” on You Tube tracing Nancy Salzman and (laser) Doctor Salzman — Lauren & Michelle Salzman’s father and NXIVM IT “consultant,” hacker/extortionist Ben Myers’ father-in-law and, btw, employer of the top NXIVM ‘suspect’ involved in Kristin Snyder’s disappearance. Polly’s amazing research revealed that Dr. Salzman earned his medical stripes in Mexico, where he studied for many years.

        There may or may not be any connection but it’s certainly worth looking into given the largely undisclosed fact that the first laser brandings were done by a MAN — purportedly a tatoo artist — and that the women including Allison Mack were partially clothed until Keith corrected that situation in his instructions to Allison.

        [Again, there MAY also be a correlation to my sister, Gina, bc Gina got tattoos of the elements and Buddhist symbols that Keith expressed — in what can only be described as a “jealous fit” over. Further, Kristin Snyder drew some of those same symbols in her journal. A chill ran through me when Johnnie Snyder showed them to me and not bc I suspect the Buddhists were involved but more bc my gaslighters were attempting mightily to have me believe that, as well.).

        Other, more tacit Mexican political connections included the Albany NXIVM membership of Anna Fox — who my sister spoke of circa 2001 — who is the daughter of former Mexican PRESIDENT, Vincente Fox, a PRI puppet elected that same year Anna joined. Those elections that put Fox in office were monitored by US, ATF troops possibly connected to the AZ mafia.

        I, personally, do find it notable that Hillary Clinton was the NYS Senator at that point. Of course, again, may or may not be significant and certainly does not reflect on ALL Democrats — but, in fact, for the past 20 years — and despite multiple reports of glaring immigration fraud being perpetrated through NXIVM at the very least — the Mexican elites who joined NXIVM en masse and overstayed their Visa’s, used surrogates to have anchor babies, purchased property used for sex trafficking, started RCG preschools preaching sexism if not grooming children, etc. — TO THIS DAY have not been charged with any crimes, no matter which political party was in power and capable of doing so.

        I.E. the list of politicos involved with covering up NX crimes including the immigration fraud among the Mexican elite, the corruption, spans both parties. Most recently, and hypocritically, key Republicons.

        There are many other connections between the Mexican elites, corrupt US and Mexican politicos and NXIVM.

        Frank reported that Pam Caffritz, RIP, who hooked up with Keith & Co. back in 1990 hails from a Democrat, DNC, donor family that was, in effect, financing NX with her 10k per month allowance until the day she died and made Keith the executor of her $8M estate.

        I know for a fact, btw, that NX was using Mexican drug Cartel snuff films to mind condition female acolytes as early as 1999. I saw them! I have no doubt the FBI has, more recently, as well.

        As for the Moreno party and the yet uncharged Rosa Laura Junco and her “Knife,” etc. ‘media’ ventures — I was researching this at Frank’s place in the Keys when the LeBaron massacre occurred and I commented with my theory on Frank’s story at that nerve-racking time, around November 4.

        Briefly, the Moreno party is based on worship of the VIRGIN MARY. Look into it. Rosa Laura’s ambitions for her virgin daughter may have beyond her fealty to Keith — as Guru to the Salinas and Mexican elitist powers — or NXIVM. Junco might have hoped that making her daughter the virgin bearer of Keith’s Avatar that Keith promised would be his successor— she and her family, and by extension the Salinas PRI family — would become or remain the figurehead, the ruler of Mexico.

        In any case, those LeBaron teen girls sent to Albany — possible contenders for the Virgin ‘Moreno’ throne — are damn lucky they weren’t poisoned, IMHO. (But, at least, it was not my sister and Pam Caffritz poisoning them if they were sickened by more than Keith’s kisses on the lips. …And they were not from Libya but I know someone in NXIVM who is.).

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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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