June 12, 2018

USA: Nxivm Founder Keith Raniere Denied Bail As Organization Suspends Operations. Mexican Media Descended On The Son Of Former Mexican President Who Managed Operation In Mexico.

The Hollywood Reporter
written by Rebecca Sun
Tuesday June 12, 2018

Raniere and 'Smallville' alum Allison Mack have pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor.

Nxivm founder Keith Raniere was denied bail Tuesday by a federal court judge in Brooklyn. His lawyers had filed a $10 million bond request on June 5.

The decision comes as his organization, considered a self-improvement program by its adherents and a cult by others, announced it was suspending operations. "It is with deep sadness that we inform you we are suspending all NXIVM/ESP [Executive Success Programs] enrollment, curriculum and events until further notice," reads a statement on its website. "While we are disappointed by the interruption of our operations, we believe it is warranted by the extraordinary circumstances facing the company at this time. We continue to believe in the value and importance of our work and look forward to resuming our efforts when these allegations are resolved."

Raniere was arrested March 26 and charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy after an FBI investigation into a complaint that a sect within Nxivm was branding women and coercing them into serving as sex slaves. Former Smallville star Allison Mack was arrested April 20 on the same charges and released four days later on a $5 million bond.

Although both defendants have denied that any actions taken were nonconsensual, Mack told The New York Times Magazine in an interview before her arrest that the branding was her idea. She is currently residing in detention at her parents' home in Los Alamitos, California, while awaiting trial, which is set to begin Oct. 1. Both Raniere and Mack have pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Art Voice
written by Staff
Tuesday April 12, 2018

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According to reports in Mexican media, the son of former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari – Emiliano Salinas – and his gay lover and business partner, Alejandro Betancourt will cede the rights of the NXIVM brand in Mexico.

Here is an English [largely Google] translation of El Financiero:

Special Emiliano Salinas Ocelli (son of former President Carlos Salinas) and Alejandro Betancourt Ledesma, licensees of the Executive Success Programs (ESP) program in Mexico, announced Thursday that they will hand over the firms’ address in the Mexican market.

“We want to inform you that, after 15 years of successful operation of the Executive Success Programs (ESP) methodology in the country, we have decided to cede the direction of this firm in the Mexican market,” said a document sent Thursday to the public.

It was not specified to whom control will be ceded. The partners explained that with this decision, their activities and collaboration with the ESP Mexico brand, as well as their professional and economic relationship with the corporation NXIVM and its related entities, are concluded as of Thursday.

“We thank our clients and collaborators for the confidence placed in this project and we are sure that they will have the greatest success”, concludes the letter. ESP Mexico has been operating international licenses since 2000 for educational, training or personalized coaching programs. It has operations in Mexico City, Nuevo León, Jalisco and Guanajuato.

On March 26, Keith Raniere, co-founder of the NXIVM group, was arrested in Mexico and allegedly manipulated his followers to be part of the community and forced them to have sexual relations, according to authorities. According to the criminal complaint against Raniere – known in the group as “Vanguard” – he supervised a system in which women were told that the best way to move forward in life was to become a “slave” supervised by “masters”.

Furthermore, they were expected to have sexual relations with him and to perform housework for the masters, and to keep everything secret or else they would be humiliated in public. The complaint states that many victims participated in video recorded ceremonies in which they were marked in the pelvic area with a symbol that included the initials of Raniere.

Last April 2, ESP Mexico stated in a statement that “the methodology of ‘Rational inquiry’ that we impart in Mexico, under the name of Executive Success Program (ESP), is based entirely on respect for human rights and, of course, , attached to all types of legal framework. ” “It is important to clarify that the directors of ESP Mexico had no prior knowledge of the allegations made against Mr. Keith Raniere, nor of the alleged illegal practices that involve him,” they added.

TED Published on Jun 24, 2011: Emiliano Salinas TEDx - A civil response to violence (with English subtitles) wow, I've added this video to this article for you to see who he was portraying. What happened to him? Did he think, if you can't beat them, join them? He became the cancer he's talking about in this speech he gave at TEDx. (emphasis mine)
El Pais Noticias, Mexico
El hijo del expresidente Carlos Salinas abandona el programa de superación personal tras la caída de su líder, Keith Raniere
Wednesday April 13, 2018

El escándalo judicial que rodea al grupo NXIVM (nexium) y a su líder, Keith Raniere, ha obligado a dimitir a los directores en México del programa de superación personal Executive Success Programs (ESP). Emiliano Salinas Occelli, hijo del expresidente mexicano Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994), y Alejandro Betancourt Ledesma han abandonado la oscura asociación dirigida por un estadounidense que está por ser juzgado en Nueva York por trata de personas y asociación delictuosa. “Hemos decidido ceder la dirección de esta firma en el mercado mexicano”, explicaron Salinas y Betancourt en un escueto comunicado dirigido a los miembros de ESP y a la opinión pública.

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