Clara Luz Flores Loses Race for Governor of Nuevo Leon – Was Frontrunner Until She Lied About Raniere and NXIVM

Clara Luz Flores admits she met Keith Raniere.

Clara Luz Flores, the candidate for Governor of Nuevo Leon lost the election. She came in third place behind two men.

Samuel Garcia, 33, a former senator, was the winner.

Did Luz Flores lose because she was once a NXIVM coach who once filmed an interview with Keith Raniere or because she lied about it?

We may never know.

What we do know is that Luz was the frontrunner – ahead in the polls until late March this year. She was running on the “I am woman, vote for me platform.”

The NXIVM connection or the stupid lies did her in – or perhaps both.

NXIVM and Keith Raniere are not popular in Mexico ever since the Frank Report broke the news that members of the group were branding women with Raniere’s initials.

For Luz Flores it started back in 2017 when Frank Report broke the news that she was a coach for NXIVM and provided a picture of her in her yellow coach sash to prove it.

She was then the mayor of Escobedo, a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

This year she decided to run for governor.

Any online search shows Frank Report stories about her connection to NXIVM. But when journalist Julio Astillero interviewed Luz Flores on March 24, and asked the candidate about her link with Nxivm, she replied, “I don’t know what NXIVM is. The only thing I know is that NXIVM is … some pills.”

She was referring to Nexium, a drug for heartburn.

It is impossible for even a politician to become a coach for NXIVM without knowing the name of the company whose students she is coaching. After being asked other questions, the wily Luz Flores admitted, “I took a self-improvement course. I was not at NXIVM. I took a self-improvement course….”

“Who was the head of that organization? Keith Raniere?” asked Astillero.

Luz Flores said, “The people I met are only those who were in Monterrey. I did not know anyone else.,

“[Did you meet] Emiliano Salinas or Keith Raniere?” Astillero asked.

Luz Flores said, “No only the people of Monterrey and they are not from Monterrey. I attended a personal improvement course.”

The journalist asked, “Then you had nothing to do with NXVIM?”

“Only with the pills; I take them every day, ” said the coy candidate.

Then out came a video posted on YouTube of her speaking one on one with the man she claimed she never heard of — Keith Raniere, founder of Nxivm, for more than an hour:

She filmed the video with Raniere not in Monterrey, Mexico, but in Albany, New York, headquarters of Nxivm, at the home of Nancy Salzman.

 

Keith Raniere and Clara Luz Flores at Nancy Salzman’s house in suburban Albany

In addition to Luz Flores going to Albany, she also went to Silver Bay on the shores of Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains to attend at least one Vanguard Week – which was the annual 10-day celebration of the birth of Raniere.

If she was charged the same price as other attendees, Luz Flores paid more than $2,000 to attend the celebration of the man she never heard of.

The beautiful grounds of Silver Bay where V-Week was held.

Mayor Clara Luz Flores of Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico is Coach for Nxivm - and Student of Keith Raniere - Artvoice

 

Slide from V-Week from his thankful students.

Naturally these revelations, especially the video of her with Raniere, stunk her up badly — not only because she knew the brander of women – but because she lied about it.

Of course she did what so many people who get caught lying do — she blamed her opponent, a man trying to hold down women everywhere. It did not work.

She went from first to third in the polls.

As a consolation, at least she won the stupidity prize:

1. She was a “vote for me because I’m woman” candidate with ties to a cult that branded women as slaves.
2. She lies about her ties to NXIVM  – which might have been explainable had she told the truth – which was she had some connection but distanced herself when she found out about the branding etc.
3. Her lies were stupid. Playing too cute, she said she only knew of Nexium, not NXIVM – had only been to classes in Monterrey and only met NXIVM people of Monterrey – knowing full well she had been to Albany and Silver Bay, filmed with Raniere for a promotional video and attended his 10-day birthday party.

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  • Look at Keith’s stumpy little arms and rodent fingers in that video still.

    Neither the body of a world class athlete or the hands of a concert level pianist.

    HOW did anyone believe that nonsense?

  • Issues

    Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2021 Full Issue PDF
    Special Issue: NXIVM & Scientology
    Foreword to the International Journal of Coercion, Abuse, & Manipulation Special Edition

    Rod Dubrow-Marshall ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1-2

    Comparative Reflections on Scientology and NXIVM

    Stephen A. Kent ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3-26

    Preventing Predatory Alienation by High-Control Groups: The Application of Human Trafficking Laws to Groups Popularly Known as Cults, & Proposed Changes to Laws Regarding Federal Immigration, State Child Marriage, & Undue Influence

    Robin Boyle-Laisure …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..27-40

    Narcissistic Sexual Predation: Keith Raniere’s Grooming Strategies in NXIVM

    Susan Raine …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 41-59

    Reinventing the Self: NXIVM’s Promises, Secrets, and Lies

    Susan Raine …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60-81

    The Eternal Commitment: Scientology’s Billion-Year Contract

    Phil Lord …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 82-97

    Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM the Cult That Bound My Life by (Sarah Edmondson)

    Reviewer: Robin Boyle-Laisure ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 98-100

    Abstract Translations

    Translators: Dolors Gironés (Spanish) XavierLéger (French)…………………………………………………………………………….. 101-102

    Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2020 Full Issue PDF
    Investigating Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation: Recognizing the Legacy of the Cold War

    William Douglas Woody, Jill Washychyn Payne, Kathryn LaFary, David Gretz, & Charlie Roseblum …………………………1-16

    Being Mindful About Mindfulness: Exploring the Dark Side

    Sue Parker Hall …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17-28

    Late Twentieth-Century Psychoanalytic Interpretations of Sects and Cults: Weston La Bare,

    Norman Cohn, & E. P. Thompson |

    Stephen Kent……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….29-46

    Reflections on Offering a Therapeutic Creative Arts Intervention With Cult Survivors: A Collective Biography

    Ailsa Parsons, Maria Kefalogianni, Linda Dubrow-Marshall, Richard Turner, Hailee Ingleton, Joanna

    Omylinska-Thurston, Scott Thurston, & Vicky Karkou ………………………………………………………………………………….47-60

    Coercive Persuasion As a Specific Type of Violence in Criminal Law

    Carlos Bardavío Antón ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….61-72

    Global Violence of Women in Cults (reprint)

    Doni Whitsett & Natasha Post Rosow………………………………………………………………………………………………………..73-93

    Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Reconstruction of Identity (Josie McSkimming)

    Reviewer: Daniel W. Phillips III ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………94-96

    Abstract Translations

    Translators: Dolors Gironés (Spanish) , Xavier Léger (French)……………………………………………………………………….97-103

    Volume 2, Issue 1, 2021 (In Progress)
    International Journal of Cultic Studies (IJCS) Journal Archive

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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/18XfVwX-3hxUbiDiOAyQiYmCl9dBDo1Mo/view?usp=sharing

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aTv64hQEK-tTVTnsAYaCY4LtuNX-YAFo/view?usp=sharing

  • Edmondson et al v. Raniere et al
    New York Eastern District Court
    Judge: Eric R Komitee
    Referred: Cheryl L Pollak
    Case #: 1:20-cv-00485
    Nature of Suit 470 Other Statutes – Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
    Cause: 18:1962 Racketeering (RICO) Act
    Case Filed: Jan 28, 2020
    Docket:
    Parties (24)
    Defendant: Daniella Padilla Bergeron
    Defendant: Clare Bronfman
    Defendant: Sara Bronfman-Igtet
    Defendant:Nicki Clyne
    Defendant: Loreta J. Garza Davila
    Defendant: Monica Duran
    Defendant: Ethical Science Foundation
    Defendant: Executive Success Programs, Inc
    Defendant: First Principles
    Defendant: Rosa Laura Junco
    Defendant: Allison Mack
    Defendant: NXIVM Corporation
    Defendant: Dr. Brandon Porter
    Defendant:Keith Raniere
    Defendant: Dr. Danielle Roberts
    Defendant: Kathy Russell
    Defendant: Lauren Salzman
    Defendant: Nancy Salzman
    Defendant: Karen Unterreiner

    Plaintiff: Jane Doe
    Plaintiff: John Doe
    Plaintiff: Sarah Edmondson
    Plaintiff: Toni Natalie
    Plaintiff: Mark Vicente

  • Well, as a Mexican myself, I don’t think her involvement with NXIVM had much to do with her losing. ALL our politicians have too many skeletons in their closet.

    In Mexico, nothing scares us anymore, we have many abusers (of all kinds) currently in office and some running. With Emiliano Salinas, it did affect his reputation quite much as he is a prominent figure in Mexican politics and even entertainment (as he is married to a pretty famous actress).

    Clara Luz Flores is not a name everyone would know, I bet the percentage of voters she lost from her denied involvement wasn’t that relevant.

    Her loss had to do with the political party she is affiliated with. Samuel García winning the election is a whole phenomenon that has nothing to do with NXIVM.

    • Pyriel-

      I’m shocked that you would make a statement like that — so purely speculative!
      …And most likely 100% correct.

      How’s life across the pond(Atlantic) these days?

      • NiceGuy – Vaccinations are going well, the news is all about the G7 Summit and woke idiocy, one example being that Stonewall wants to ban the word ‘mother’ and replace it with ‘parent who has given birth’.
        I’ve been keeping up with you all on Frank Report and love you all ‘deerly’ 😁 but didn’t comment much because the noisy nightmare neighbours left me with a sense of humour bypass but YAY! they’ve just moved! 🍾 so Honey, I’m Ho-ome!

        • Pyriel-

          I am sorry America imported Woke culture to your shores. It’s one of the few things not manufactured in China.

          Nice to see you back!

          Glad all is well!

  • Its 2021. Politicians get rewarded for lying, not punished. Did she not just wave her small hands around a bunch and say “fake news!” a bunch? Then just bury the lie in a crap ton of more lies while constantly whining about being under attack yet claiming to be tough which then follow up with more whining? Its a simple and winning formula.

  • “Self improvement course”.

    Some “improvement”! Another career in the toilet, thanks to Raniere’s brilliant tech.

    Ah, the stupidity of cults. Losers paying thousands of dollars under the illusion that these stupid courses will help them elbow their way to the top. While all around them, the few people who had actual careers see them tank.

    A couple of actresses who once had actual acting jobs on TV, reduced to hanging around Knox Woods, NY.

    Did none of these fools notice the stink of failure about the place? How the blue blazes did they think any of this tripe would lead them to success?

    And yet several of these sad losers still insist that there was “some good” in Raniere’s fraudulent “tech”.

    • Aristotle-

      You are being really mean. Shame on you!
      😉

      “What are your issues? What do you want? What’s making you so angry? You need to work on your issues! Your negative energy is hurting Kieth. You need to take another module!” – Nancy Salzman

      Can you believe those lines of bullshit worked on people? 😉

      A bunch of poor “nebbishes” in Knox Woods believed they were some how changing the world.

About Frank Parlato

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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 featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” 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 has 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, which was ironic since many credit Parlato as being one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

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