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What NXIVM taught us about Mexico

A sketch of NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere, tried in New York this week.JANE ROSENBERG / Reuters

What made Keith Raniere successful in Mexico was not the “technology” that his self-improvement sect sold, but the place where he sold it. The difficulties faced by the Mexican middle classes to ascend economically, together with the guilt and fears that the rich hide before the extreme inequality of Mexico, were the perfect breeding ground …