Emiliano Salinas

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Emiliano Salinas
Born 1976 (age 40–41)
Occupation Financial analyst, Civil rights activist
Parent(s) Carlos Salinas (father)
Cecilia Ocelli (mother)

Carlos Emiliano Salinas Occelli (born 1976) is a Mexican political activist and the Vice President of Prorsus Capital.


Salinas is the son of former Mexican president, Carlos Salinas de Gortari and wife Cecilia Occelli.[1] Educated in Mexico, Switzerland, France and the USA, he is fluent in Spanish, English and French.[citation needed] He studied in the primary school division of the Liceo Mexicano Japonés in Mexico City.[2]

Prior to working at Prorsus Capital, Salinas received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from ITAM ( the Spanish acronym for Autonomous Technology Institute of Mexico) in Mexico. Later, he received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.[3][4]

Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard, Salinas worked as a financial analyst for the Lazard Freres and Co. LLC investment bank in New York City, where he participated in mergers and acquisitions involving Telefónica de España, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Revlon among others.[3][4][5]

In addition to serving as the Vice President of Prorsus Capital, Salinas is a general coordinator of Movimiento IN LAK’ ECH por la Paz, A.C. (IN LAK’ ECH Peace Movement) in Mexico, a "civil initiative seeking to restore peace in Mexico by strengthening its society to transform violence with compassion."[5]

Political Activism[edit]

Aside from his professional career, Salinas has arisen as a staunch voice against violence and corruption in Mexico, and he offers that the culture of self victimization is to blame for the plight of Mexico in 2011. It is his belief that if Mexicans were proactive through the use of Civil Resistance, they would have the power to overthrow the regional subjugation of the large drug cartels. He describes and suggests solutions to these problems in his four levels of response against violence:

4 levels of civil response against violence
  • Denial and Apathy
  • Fear
  • Courage
  • Non-Violent Action

Salinas believes that Mexicans are in denial about the state of their country, and describes this as the first and most sedentary level of response. Although Salinas mentions rage as an important step in combating violence, he is a student of non-violent resistance, and believes that the Mexican people should channel their rage into pacific activism. Salinas references the kidnapping of Eric LeBaron,[6] to illustrate the power of Mexican civil response, and with it a challenge to the clandestine political voices of Mexico to begin recognizing these problems and implementing solutions.[5][7]


In 2011, Salinas participated in the TEDxSanMigueldeAllende conference in which he discussed issues such as the current climate of violence in Mexico and how Mexican society responds to it. During the talk, Salinas called on ordinary citizens to move from denial and fear to peaceful, community-based action. This is the first talk posted on TED.com that was delivered in a language other than English (it does have English subtitles).[8]

Patronage and publications[edit]

Salinas has been involved as producer of acclaimed theater productions, such as Sicario.[9][10] He has also collaborated in literary productions, like the book on addictions by Luis Eugenio Todd.[11] An essay on corruption co-authored by Salinas, entitled " The Organization of Corruption: Political Horizons and Special Interests", won the First Prize of the 2006 Research Competition on Corruption organized by Mexico's Office of the Comptroller (SFP) and National Autonomous University of Mexico.[12]


  1. ^ Rohter, Larry. "Man In The News; A Mexican on the Fast Track: Carlos Salinas de Gortari". Online archive. New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Retrata nuevo libro de Tavira a los Salinas, tras su salida del poder" (Archive). El Universal. Wednesday November 19, 2011. "Emiliano estudió la primaria en el Liceo Mexicano Japonés, ubicado al sur del DF."
  3. ^ a b "Prosus Capital - The Premiere Venture Capital Fund for Mexico and Latin America". Prosus Capital. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Prorsus Capital - Team". Prorsus Capital. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Emiliano Salinas". Tedx San Miguel De Allende. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Winslow, Ben. "Teen from polygamous LeBaron family abducted". Deseret News. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  7. ^ "Profile on Emiliano Salinas". 
  8. ^ "Daily Exchange". Exchange Magazine. 
  9. ^ "Informador". Se funden el teatro y la danza aérea en 'Sicario'. Retrieved 12/07/2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  10. ^ "Sicario". Creadores - Nextel presenta SICARIO - teatro danza aérea. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 12/07/2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León". Presentaron "Adicciones: Enfermedades del Siglo XXI" del doctor Luis Eugenio Todd. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 12/07/2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "Tecnológico de Monterrey" (PDF). The Organization of Corruption: Political Horizons and Special Interests. Retrieved 12/07/2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[permanent dead link]

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