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FTR #533 The Florida-Argentine Connection: Another Helluva Conspiracy Theory

Recorded Novem­ber 13, 2005

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Anders Ebbe­son and Kather­ine Harris
Intro­duc­tion: In this broad­cast, we exam­ine some impor­tant and reveal­ing con­nec­tions of Jeb Bush and Kather­ine Har­ris to fig­ures asso­ci­ated with an episode in Argentina’s “dirty war” of the 1970’s and the cover-up of the AMIA bomb­ing of 1994. In addi­tion, the pro­gram delin­eates the rela­tion­ship of some of these Bush asso­ciates to the busi­ness and media empire of Gus­tavo Cisneros—implicated in the 2003 coup attempt against Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the prin­ci­pal share­holder in Uni­vi­sion, the largest Spanish-language TV net­work in the United States. Har­ris and Jeb Bush appointed Argen­tine cit­i­zen Patri­cio Lom­bardi to be Florida’s Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Latin Amer­i­can affairs, the first state in the coun­try to have such a posi­tion. Lom­bardi is a for­mer aide to Car­los Ruck­auf, a one-time Argen­tine labor min­is­ter linked to the dis­ap­pear­ance of dis­si­dent Mercedes-Benz work­ers dur­ing that country’s dirty war, as well as the cover-up of the AMIA bomb­ing, a crime that has evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries run­ning in the direc­tion of the Okla­homa City bomb­ing, as well as 9/11. Lom­bardi has also been asso­ci­ated with the Cis­neros media empire and the Green­berg Trau­rig firm, Jack Abramoff’s for­mer lob­by­ing out­fit. The pro­gram also sets forth infor­ma­tion about Jerry Peren­chio, the head of Uni­vi­sion (con­trolled by Cis­neros) and one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pri­mary finan­cial back­ers. Mr. Emory sus­pects that we are look­ing at an Under­ground Reich/Bormann cap­i­tal net­work set-up here. In this con­text, do not lose sight of the gov­ern­ment of Car­los Menem and the lengths to which it went to cover-up the Argen­tine role in the Nazi dias­pora and flight cap­i­tal pro­gram in the wake of World War II. For more about this, see FTR#532.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Gus­tavo Cisneros’s alleged links to money laun­der­ing; Cisneros’s rela­tion­ships with David Rock­e­feller and par­tic­i­pants in the 1973 coup against Sal­vador Allende in Chile; Gus­tavo Cisneros’s Cuban ori­gins; the strange death of Cisneros’s nephew; the rela­tion­ship of Buenos Aires province of Argentina to Florida (estab­lished by Lom­bardi with his for­mer boss Car­los Ruck­auf, who is now the gov­er­nor of Buenos Aires province); a look at some of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inter­est­ing finan­cial backers.

1. Begin­ning dis­cus­sion of the Florida-Argentine con­nec­tion, the pro­gram high­lights the sign­ing of an agree­ment between the con­tro­ver­sial Argen­tine politi­cian Car­los Ruck­auf and gov­er­nor Jeb Bush of Florida. The agree­ment will develop eco­nomic and cul­tural ties between Buenos Aires province and Florida. The agree­ment was ham­mered out by Patri­cio Lom­bardi, an Argen­tine cit­i­zen and a for­mer aide to Ruck­auf. Lom­bardi is now the Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Latin Amer­i­can affairs for the state of Florida, func­tion­ing in that capac­ity as an aide to Kather­ine Har­ris, who was instru­men­tal in the steal­ing of the Florida elec­tion on behalf of George W. Bush in 2000!

“With the objec­tive of solid­i­fy­ing the rela­tion­ship of the province of Buenos Aires with the out­side world, [provin­cial] gov­er­nor Car­los Ruck­auf will travel Mon­day to Florida where he will be meet­ing with his col­league Jeb Bush. The meet­ing will take place in Tampa, where both will sign an agree­ment on har­bor facil­i­ties, Argen­tine Patri­cio Lom­bardi said to “Bugler.” Lom­bardi now han­dles all rela­tion­ships between the state of Florida and Latin Amer­ica for Jeb Bush.”

(“He Signed Agree­ments with Gov­er­nor Jeb Bush: Ruck­auf Vis­its Florida” by Ann Baron [Wash­ing­ton Cor­re­spon­dent]; Clarin; 7/22/2000.)

2. The arti­cle men­tions that Jeb mar­ried a Mex­i­can woman. Columba Bush’s sis­ter is mar­ried to John P. Schmitz, a ben­e­fi­ciary of the fel­low­ship pro­grams sub­sumed under the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft and the brother of Joseph Schmitz, cur­rently the head of the Black­wa­ter secu­rity out­fit. John P. Schmitz has close links to the elder George Bush the 9/11 milieu. (For more about the Schmitz fam­ily, the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft and other points of infor­ma­tion in this rela­tion­ship, see FTR#’s 469, 476, 529, 530.)

“Brother of the Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date and son of the ex-President with the same name, Jeb not only mar­ried a Mex­i­can but has always been closely bound to Latin Amer­ica by busi­ness. At the White House, ex-Argentine ambas­sador [to the US] Diego Gue­lar (who han­dles for­eign rela­tions for the Buenos Aires gov­ern­ment) said: ‘For us, Florida is like a busi­ness part­ner of ours.’ ‘We have the same type of rela­tion­ship with Sao Paulo in Brazil and West­phalia in Ger­many,’ he explained.”

(Idem.)

3. Note that Buenos Aires province has the same type of rela­tion­ship with Sao Paulo in Brazil and West­phalia in Ger­many [as noted in the para­graph above]. Note also that a series of stu­dent exchanges and schol­ar­ships are being set up between Argentina and Florida. These sound curi­ously like the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft and its sub­sidiary fellowships—used to spon­sor the pro­fes­sional careers of 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta and John P. Schmitz, among oth­ers. Is the Florida-Argentine connection—like the Carl Duis­berg Gesellschaft and its sub­sidiary programs—an appar­ent Under­ground Reich net­work­ing pro­gram? In that con­text, one should not lose sight of the pri­mary eco­nomic posi­tion of the Bor­mann cap­i­tal oper­a­tion in Latin Amer­ica. For more about this, see FTR#305.

“It is antic­i­pated that Bush and Ruck­auf will sign an agree­ment of cul­tural exchange and schol­ar­ships. ‘One of my tasks in the Bush admin­is­tra­tion is to work with the State Depart­ment to bring Latin Amer­i­can stu­dents to col­leges in Florida’ said Lom­bardi. [Empha­sis added.] Soon Ruck­auf will go to Miami, where he will meet with indus­tri­al­ists and will attend a recep­tion orga­nized by the pub­lic rela­tions firm Green­berg Traurig.”

(Idem.)

4. Devel­op­ing back­ground infor­ma­tion about this cast of char­ac­ters, the pro­gram sets forth some of the skele­tons in Ruckauf’s closet, includ­ing the fact that—as labor min­is­ter under Isabel Peron and then the mil­i­tary junta in Argentina—he drew up an accord that led to the “dis­ap­pear­ance” of dis­si­dent work­ers at the Mer­cedes Benz plant in Buenos Aires.

“The ex-Argentine min­is­ter Car­los Ruck­auf will have to tes­tify before a judge inves­ti­gat­ing the dis­ap­pear­ance of 14 peo­ple dur­ing the mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship (1976–1983), it was announced today. The sub­poena was issued by the Fed­eral Court of the City of Plata, cap­i­tal of Buenos Aires Province, which con­venes next Wednes­day for the tes­ti­mony of the ex-minister and present national deputy-elect (Car­los Ruck­auf). The case con­cerns the fate of 14 work­ers who worked in a Mer­cedes Benz Plant in Canue­las and from which they dis­ap­peared in 1976 after the coup d’etat that restored the mil­i­tary regime.”

(“In the Case of the Dis­ap­peared of Mer­cedes, the Ex-Chancellor Car­los Ruckauf’s Appoint­ment with a Fed­eral Judge” by: PL; 10/29/03.)

5. “The inter­ro­ga­tion was asked for last August through the Per­ma­nent Assem­bly for Human Rights of Plata to con­sider if Ruck­auf may have respon­si­bil­ity in the case, after the dis­sem­i­na­tion of some dec­la­ra­tions that Ruck­auf signed in 1975 when he was Sec­re­tary of Labor of the national gov­ern­ment. The connection of the ex-minister to the case is sourced from doc­u­ments given to the Argen­tine judi­ciary by Ger­man jour­nal­ist Gabriela Weber, in which the auto­mo­tive com­pany rec­og­nized ‘the efforts of the Sec­re­tary of Labor to elim­i­nate sub­ver­sive ele­ments in the factories.’”

(Idem.)

6. Note that Ruck­auf was vice-president of Argentina under Car­los Menem. For more about Menem’s sus­pi­cious con­nec­tions, see—among other programs—FTR#’s 109, 328, 340, 457, 532.

“One of those texts indi­cates that Ruck­auf pleaded for the sup­pres­sion of those peo­ple in 1975, when he held the labor min­istry in the cab­i­net that was soon over­thrown by the mil­i­tary coup, and at the time when the Mer­cedes Benz plant was the cen­ter of a con­flict that stemmed from the dis­missal of 115 strik­ing work­ers. Dur­ing the last decade, Ruck­auf has been vice-president of the country—in the gov­ern­ment of for­mer chief exec­u­tive Car­los Menem—governor of the province of Buenos Aires (the most impor­tant in Argentina) and min­is­ter until last May in the admin­is­tra­tion of ex-president Eduardo Cuhalde.”

(Idem.)

7. More about Ruck­auf and the elim­i­na­tion of the Mer­cedes workers:

“ . . . In 1975, the com­pany [Mer­cedes Benz] signed an agree­ment with Ruck­auf, then Isabel Peron’s Sec­re­tary of Labor, which cre­ated an extra­or­di­nary basis of social action ‘to con­tribute to the well-being of the work­ers, to improve the pro­duc­tion [of the plant] and to erad­i­cate the neg­a­tive fac­tors that dis­turb labor activ­ity.’ In the judi­cial process it is under­stood that this agree­ment [con­cluded by labor min­is­ter Car­los Ruck­auf] served as the antecedent for the per­se­cu­tion and later dis­ap­pear­ance of Mer­cedes Benz employ­ees. ‘Mer­cedes Benz wanted to sup­port the effort of the min­istry and of SMATA to elim­i­nate sub­ver­sive ele­ments of the fac­to­ries,’ con­cludes the doc­u­ment. The fol­low­ing Tues­day, the Oviedo La Rio­jan will have to deter­mine if there are facts pre­vent­ing Ruck­auf from being sworn in as a national deputy.”

(“From Mer­cedes Benz to the AMIA” by Felipe Yapur; Pag­ina 12 Web­site; 12/29/03.)

8. Ruck­auf helped cover up the AMIA bomb­ing of 1994. (The AMIA bomb­ing has evi­den­tiary trib­u­taries lead­ing in the direc­tion of the bomb­ing of Pan Am 103, Okla­homa City bomb­ing, as well as 9/11. Fore more about these links, see—among other programs—FTR#’s 109, 328, 330, 457.)

“Jew­ish lead­ers plan to file a legal com­plaint against for­mer for­eign min­is­ter Car­los Ruck­auf who last year apol­o­gized to the Iran­ian gov­ern­ment for an Argen­tinean judge’s deci­sion to issue inter­na­tional war­rants against four Iran­ian min­is­ters and diplo­mats accused of mas­ter­mind­ing the July 18, 1994 bomb­ing of the AMIA Jew­ish com­mu­nity cen­ter, in which 85 peo­ple died. . . .”

(Arti­cle by Alana Rosen­baum, Diego Melamed, Frank Brown, Clare Chap­man; The Jerusalem Report; 8/11/2003.)

9. Next, the pro­gram high­lights some aspects of Patri­cio Lombardi’s pro­fes­sional career. A for­mer aide to Ruck­auf in Argentina, Lom­bardi is Florida’s Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Latin Amer­i­can affairs. He has been involved with the busi­ness empire of Gus­tavo Cis­neros in Latin Amer­ica. Cis­neros has a num­ber of tele­vi­sion net­works that dom­i­nate Latin Amer­i­can TV, as well as being the prin­ci­pal share­holder in Uni­vi­sion, the largest Spanish-language TV net­work in the­ United States. (Cis­neros’ oper­a­tions are sub­sumed under the CGC—the Cis­neros Group of Companies.)

“ . . . The gov­ern­ment employee has in her staff an Argen­tinean who worked for Car­los Ruck­auf and lob­bied for the Menem gov­ern­ment: Patri­cio Lom­bardi . . . One thinks that those trips [by Har­ris] are related to Bush’s behind the scenes busi­nesses, as well as her own—she declared a per­sonal for­tune of 6.5 mil­lion, with­out count­ing the tens of mil­lions that her Swedish hus­band (Anders Ebbe­son) has amassed. Har­ris trav­eled to Argentina sev­eral times dur­ing the pres­i­dency of Menem, even say­ing that she and her hus­band are both enam­ored of Buenos Aires, where they spent some Christ­mases. . . . Har­ris has employed Lom­bardi for two years. The young entre­pre­neur, born in Lanus, worked as adviser ad hon­orem for Ruck­auf . . . Now Lom­bardi is sit­u­ated as lob­by­ist in the epi­cen­ter of power and already has a busi­ness rela­tion­ship with the pow­er­ful Columbian group Cisneros.”

(“A Friend of Menem Could Be a Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Bush’s in Latin Amer­ica” by Fer­nando Alm­iron; Pag­ina 12 Web­site [Todos Los Gen­eros]; 01/01/2001.)

10. More about Kather­ine Har­ris and Patri­cio Lom­bardi. Note that Lom­bardi (again, an Argen­tine cit­i­zen and deputy to Ruck­auf) is the first such “sec­re­tary of state” for any state in the union.

“Florida Sec­re­tary of State Kather­ine Har­ris will make a spe­cial appear­ance at @d:tech.Latin Amer­ica in Miami Beach on Tues­day, and plans to make a major announce­ment regard­ing the state’s Latin Amer­i­can trade ini­tia­tives. . . . The appear­ance by Har­ris fol­lows her recent for­ma­tion of the Inter­net Task Force for Florida and Latin Amer­ica, and the appoint­ment of Patri­cio Lom­bardi as the state’s first Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Latin Amer­i­can Affairs.”

(“Florida Sec­re­tary of State Kather­ine Har­ris to Make Major Announce­ment at @d:tech.Latin Amer­ica; State­ment Will Address State’s Latin Amer­i­can Trade Ini­tia­tives”; Busi­ness Wire; 3/13/2000.)

11. More about Lom­bardi: note that, in addi­tion to his links to the Cis­neros empire, he worked for Green­berg Trau­rig, the out­fit for which Jack Abramoff worked! (For more about Abramoff, see—among other programs—FTR#’s 516, 528.)

“ . . . Mr. Lom­bardi was the first state level Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Latin Amer­ica in the his­tory of the United States. . . . He was Direc­tor for Cor­po­rate Strat­egy and Insti­tu­tional Affairs for Cis­neros Group of Com­pa­nies, a major pan-regional multi-media and enter­tain­ment with oper­a­tions through­out The Amer­i­cas. He also held an impor­tant posi­tion with the Inter-American Devel­op­ment Bank . . . He was a Senior Con­sul­tant for Green­berg & Trau­rig, a lead­ing law firm in the United States. . . .”

(“Patri­cio Lom­bardi”; Arias Kent Web­site; 2004.)

12. The broad­cast doc­u­ments the rela­tion­ship between Green­berg Trau­rig and Abramoff.

“ . . . The rev­e­la­tions led to Abramoff’s ouster in March from Green­berg Trau­rig, the law firm where he led one of Washington’s most suc­cess­ful lob­by­ing groups. Green­berg Trau­rig said it acted after Abramoff ‘dis­closed to the firm for the first time per­sonal trans­ac­tions and related con­duct which are unac­cept­able to the firm.’ Lawyers for Abramoff and [Michael] Scan­lon declined to com­ment this week on the investigations. . . .”

(“Ex –Lob­by­ist is Focus of Widen­ing Inves­ti­ga­tions” by Susan Schmidt; Wash­ing­ton Post, 7/16/2004; p. A19.)

13. Next, the pro­gram sets forth some of the note­wor­thy char­ac­ter­is­tics of the cor­po­rate and media empire of Gus­tavo Cis­neros, a close asso­ciate of the Bushes and one of many men and women of Cuban extrac­tion in the Bush cir­cle of friends. Note the Bush family’s Venezue­lan con­nec­tions. As will be seen below, Cis­neros appears to have been deeply involved with the attempt to oust Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Don’t lose sight of the fact that Lombardi—Deputy Sec­re­tary of State for Latin Amer­i­can affairs for Florida, for­mer aide to Car­los Ruck­auf and asso­ciate of Green­berg Traurig—was deeply involved with the Cis­neros group.

“ . . . A report by jour­nal­ist Ger­ardo Reyes filed Novem­ber 19,2000 from Miami, men­tions that in 1977, when his father was named CIA Direc­tor, Jeb estab­lished him­self in Venezuela as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Com­merce Bank of Texas, owned by James Baker, who was a friend of Bush Sr. and later Sec­re­tary of State. Jeb speaks Span­ish flu­ently, thanks to his mar­riage to the Mex­i­can Columba Gar­cia [whose sis­ter is mar­ried to John P. Schmitz—D.E.], which is why ‘the fam­ily was rapidly accepted by the rich Venezue­lan petro­leum society.’ . . .”

(“The Bush Family’s Murky Deal­ings in Venezuela” by Edgar Gon­za­lez Ruiz.)

14. The broad­cast high­lights the appar­ent Cis­neros involve­ment in the coup d’etat against Hugo Chavez.

“ . . . But, other mem­bers of the Bush fam­ily also have impor­tant ties to Venezuela. After the failed coup d’etat against Chavez, tele­vi­sion mag­nate and Bush Sr. friend Gus­tavo Cis­neros was impli­cated as one of the prin­ci­pal pro­po­nents of the coup. Cis­neros pub­licly denied his role in the coup, but the mag­a­zine Newsweek noted that Pedro Car­mona ‘was seen leav­ing Cis­neros’ office’ before going to the Gov­ern­ment Palace to swear in as pro­vi­sional pres­i­dent. Accord­ing to Newsweek, Venezue­lan leg­is­la­tor Pedro Pablo Alcan­tara said that the brief Car­mona dic­ta­tor­ship was orga­nized in Cis­neros’ offices, and that Cis­neros was the ‘supreme com­man­der’ of the oper­a­tion. Newsweek also said that Otto Reich had spo­ken with Cis­neros ‘two or three times’ dur­ing the events of the coup.”

(Idem.)

15. More about Gus­tavo Cisneros’s vast busi­ness and media empire. Again, do not fail to note that he is of Cuban extrac­tion. All of the Bushes, includ­ing Jeb Bush, have very close con­nec­tions to the anti-Castro Cuban com­mu­nity. Do note that he is the largest stock­holder in Uni­vi­sion, the largest Span­ish lan­guage TV chain in the United States. Jerry Peren­chio, the head of Uni­vi­sion, is one of the largest finan­cial back­ers of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“ . . . 57-year-old Gus­tavo Cis­neros Rendiles has a for­tune of around $5 bil­lion, one of the largest in Latin Amer­ica, after Mex­i­can Car­los Slim. Cis­neros occu­pies the 94th posi­tion on the list of the 500 rich­est men in the world, accord­ing to Forbes mag­a­zine. Of Cuban ori­gin, Cis­neros is the major­ity share­holder in Uni­vi­sion, the largest Span­ish lan­guage TV chain in the United States, and he pos­sesses chan­nels with vast audi­ences in other coun­tries, such as Venevi­sion in Venezuela, Chile­Vi­sion, Cara­col Tele­vi­sion of Colum­bia, and Caribbean Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Net­work. He also owns the bot­tler Panamco and is a major share­holder in Coca Cola. Cis­neros, together with his wife Patri­cia Phelps, were often on the White House guest list of Ronald and Nancy Rea­gan. The friendly rela­tion­ship between Cis­neros and Bush Sr. also seems to encom­pass pri­va­tiz­ing the state-owned PDVSA, putting it on Bush Sr.’s list of Texas businesses. . . .”

(Idem.)

16. “ . . . Cis­neros belongs to the Amer­i­cas Soci­ety, a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion chaired by David Rock­e­feller, whose mis­sion is to ‘pro­vide mem­bers strate­gic advan­tages for doing busi­ness in a region that offers enor­mous oppor­tu­ni­ties, but also con­sid­er­able risks.’ Another mem­ber of this soci­ety is Chilean media mag­nate Agustin Edwards, who was a key fig­ure in the CIA-backed con­spir­acy against the con­sti­tu­tional gov­ern­ment of Sal­vador Allende. . . .”

(Idem.)

17. After dis­cussing alle­ga­tions of drug-money laun­der­ing by Cis­neros, the arti­cle fea­tured here dis­cusses the family’s involve­ment with finan­cial fraud.

“ . . . Ricardo Cis­neros, Gustavo’s brother and sec­ond in com­mand of the fam­ily busi­ness, was involved in the most noto­ri­ous finan­cial scan­dal in Venezuela’s his­tory: the 1994 fail­ure of Banco Latino, the result of which a Venezue­lan judge issued an arrest war­rant against Ricardo, accus­ing him of fraud as a mem­ber of the bank’s Board of Direc­tors. Accord­ing to the charges, the Board of Direc­tors approved credit to busi­nesses, some of them owned by indi­vid­ual board mem­bers, exceed­ing estab­lished legal lim­its, and diverted bank funds. Ricardo, who was out of the coun­try when the war­rant was issued, fled. . . .”

(Idem.)

18. Cisneros’s nephew (a direc­tor of Uni­vi­sion) died of an appar­ent drug overdose.

“Car­los Enrique Cis­neros, the for­mer pres­i­dent of the Cis­neros Tele­vi­sion Group, died on April 10 [2004] from a drug over­dose. His death is being inves­ti­gated as a pos­si­ble sui­cide by the Los Ange­les County Coroner’s Office. He was 38. The nephew of media mogul Gus­tavo Cis­neros . . . . he devel­oped for­eign mar­kets for the fam­ily bis­ness, the Cis­neros Group of Com­pa­nies (CGC). . . . Cis­neros, who served on the board of direc­tors of Uni­vi­sion Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc. . . .ded­i­cated his free time to phil­an­thropic ven­tures. . . . [Empha­sis added.]”

(“Car­los E. Cis­neros”; 4/14/2004.)

19. Note that the Cis­neros TV empire is based in South Beach (Florida).

“ . . . Cis­neros had built a port­fo­lio of a dozen Latin Amer­i­can pay-TV chan­nels as pres­i­dent of South Beach-based Cis­neros Tele­vi­sion Group in the late 1990’s . . . in 2000, the Cis­neros Group of Com­pa­nies merged CTG with another of the par­ent company’s hold­ings, El Sitio, whose chair­man, Roberto Vivo-Chaneton, took over as head of the new com­pany, Clax­son Inter­ac­tive Group. . . .”

(“Cis­neros Nephew [38] Found Dead in Los Ange­les from Drug Over­dose” by David Cole­man; 4/13/2004.)

20. The head of Uni­vi­sion (con­trolled by Gus­tavo Cis­neros) is Jerry Peren­chio. Note how secre­tive he is. Note also that this Ital­ian Amer­i­can got his start—in part—with MCA. Author Dan Moldea has writ­ten a superb book about MCA, Ronald Rea­gan and the mob titled Dark Vic­tory.

“If Jerry Peren­chio is a mis­un­der­stood man, he deserves to be. For years, the CEO of Uni­vi­sion Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has not granted media inter­views. Secu­rity guards wave off pho­tog­ra­phers who try to snap his pic­ture. In 1996, Uni­vi­sion pro­vided His­panic Busi­ness with an offi­cial pho­to­graph, but the net­work quickly requested its return, and that was the last known image of the CEO. For that rea­son, this issue’s cover fea­tures an illus­tra­tion based on that pho­to­graph. . . . Mr. Peren­chio came to Hol­ly­wood from Fresno, the son of an Italian-American vint­ner. . . . After a stint in the Air Force, he took a job in 1957 at the tal­ent agency MCA. Under the leg­endary agent Lew Wasser­man. . . . Again, his secre­tive nature tends to cre­ate an impres­sion of shadi­ness. . . The lat­est Forbes 400 ranks him as the 76th-richest per­son in the United States, with a net worth of $2.3 billion. . . .”

(“The Invis­i­ble Media Mogul”; His­panic Busi­ness; 12/2003.)

21. Note that Peren­chio is one of the largest finan­cial back­ers of Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger. His largest indi­vid­ual backer is William Arm­stead Robin­son, who also gives evi­dence of being involved with the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work and the Under­ground Reich. (For more about Robin­son and Schwarzeneg­ger, see FTR#492.) Note that another of Schwarzenegger’s finan­cial back­ers is Tim Draper, descen­dant of the Draper fam­ily that played a promi­nent role in the devel­op­ment of fas­cism and is very close to the Bushes. (For more about Draper, see FTR#264.) Yet another of Schwarzenegger’s main back­ers is William Lyon, who helped develop some of the bogus col­leges that appear to have served as intel­li­gence fronts for—among other things—the traf­fick­ing around of West Coast asso­ciates of the 9/11 hijack­ers! (For more about William Lyon and the diploma mill con­nec­tion, see FTR#507. For more about Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger, see: FTR#’s 421, 422, 429, 434, 436, 492, 496, 529.)

“ . . . The list also includes Jerry Peren­chio, head of Uni­vi­sion, the nation’s largest Span­ish lan­guage tele­vi­sion net­work; financiers Robert Day, Tim­o­thy Draper and Lawrence Dodge; devel­op­ers Alex Spanos and William Lyon . . . .”

(“Schwarzeneg­ger Patrons Pro­vide Money, Sup­port” by Tom Chorneau [AP]; 2/14/2004.)

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