Book: Nxivm Sex Cult Had Designs On Taking Over Mexico

Former "Dynasty" star Catherine Oxenberg details some of the cult's plans in a new book.

August 9, 2018 11:03 am
The NXIVM Executive Success Programs sign outside of the office at 455 New Karner Road on April 26, 2018 in Albany, New York. Keith Raniere, founder of NXIVM, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico in March of 2018. (Amy Luke/Getty Images)
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Brooklyn wasn’t the only place the Nxivm sex cult had plans of taking over.

At least that’s the claim made in Captive: A Mother’s Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult,  a new book by former Dynasty star and cult survivor Catherine Oxenberg.

In the book, Oxenberg says she found out cult leader Keith Raniere had his sights set on dominating the world and planned to use Mexico as a jumping off point.

Emiliano Salinas, the son of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas, reportedly led NXIVM’s Mexico branch and helped the group organize its Executive Success Programs course south of the border.

Unfortunately for Salinas, Raniere was playing him.

“Keith had been playing and positioning his devoted follower Emiliano Salinas as his pawn for years while Emi’s family groomed him to follow in his father’s political footsteps,” Oxenberg writes. “From what I heard from high-ranking defectors, the supposed plan was to get Emi into office in Mexico’s next Presidential election in the summer of 2018 so that a top-ranking Espian and Nxivm devotee would have power on the world’s political stage. His father, Carlos, would use his Machiavellian methods to ensure his son’s election win, and then Keith would use Emi as his puppet and rule Mexico.”

For more from Oxenberg on the secretive cult, check out the book.

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