To think that I only started to investigate the Cisneros family, because they bought Gawker to shut it down after it had exposed that Donald Trump (who has always denied using drugs) used an amphetamine-like drug in 1982: https://forums.richieallen.co.uk/showthr...43#pid9443
Quote:On Sept. 19, 1991, the Venezuelan daily El Globo reported that a congressional investigatory committee had found that the Organizacion Diego Cisneros owned a Miami-based company, Celere, Inc., which was under investigation by the U. S. Drug. Enforcement Administration for at least three separate cases of cocaine trafficking. The committee was investigating drug-running and terrorism charges raised against several Venezuelans, including Lazaro Rogelio Ugarte Bresselau, a top executive of Celere, Inc. who had also served as a top security adviser to the Cisneros-allied Banco Latino.
Gustavo Cisneros has been pictured with the absolute elite of the world, including Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, Deng Xiaoping, Lech Walesa, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Bibi Netanyahu, Agnelli and US Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr & Jr, and Bill Clinton.
In 1976 the Rockefeller’s Latin American supermarket empire was broken up by the Andean Pact. The Cisneros family, with the help of their friend Pedro Tinoco, took over the Venezuelan branch. They could now integrate the various Cisneros interests, using one to promote the other.
In 1996, the IMF “helped” Venezuela into hyperinflation. Causing a massive poverty of 86% and extreme poverty of 65% of the Venezuelans.
Cisneros profited while the population suffered. He used his newfound wealth took over Azcárraga’s share in Univisión and began scooping up TV stations all over Latin America.
On election night, Cisneros met the newly elected President Hugo Chavez.
In 2004, Jimmy Carter arranged a meeting between Gustavo Cisneros and Chávez. Cisneros wanted Chávez to introduce him to the Lula government in Brazil: https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/1778
Still on Univision’s board of directors is Henry Gabriel Cisneros, who was mayor of San Antonio, Texas during most of the 1980s. Cisneros was President of Univision from January 1997 to August 2000
Henry Cisneros was also Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from 1993 to 1997.
Henry Cisneros had to resign from the Clinton administration over a scandal. Cisneros had an extramarital affair with Linda Medlar, producing a child. That wasn’t the scandal.
Cisneros was also paying his estranged wife Mary Alice $4,000 a month, but for some reason lied to the FBI that he paid her less than $10,000 a year.
In 1999, Henry Cisneros pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and was fined a mere $10,000 (peanuts for a billionaire!).
In July 1994, Mary Alice Jones Cisneros sued Henry for refusing to keep his part of the deal to send her $4,000 a month. So now, for some reason, the authorities investigated Mary Alice’s investments.
They discovered that Mary Alice had lied on her home mortgage application, in which Mary Alice used money and signatures from her sister and brother-in-law. Mary Alice was convicted of money laundering, bank fraud and making false statements and sentenced to 18 months in federal prison: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-...story.html
Henry Cisneros is (also) a member of the boards of the Milken Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: https://milkeninstitute.org/node/10371