Carlos Slim and Miguel Aleman Velasco: Then-VP Joe Biden hosted Hunter's Mexican business associates

Carlos Slim and Miguel Alemán Velasco are Mexican billionaires and in photos on Hunter's laptop, he is seen with them


                            Carlos Slim and Miguel Aleman Velasco: Then-VP Joe Biden hosted Hunter's Mexican business associates
Carlos Slim , Joe and Hunter Biden, and (Photos by Bruce Bennett and Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden, then vice president, had allegedly entertained his son Hunter Biden's business associates in the VP's office. He allegedly also flew Hunter and his partner Jeff Cooper on Air Force 2 to Mexico City in 2016 where Hunter was supposed to attend meetings over a “flippin’ gigantic” business deal.

The New York Post reported that among more than 100 events scheduled in Hunter’s diary at the VP’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, there are meetings that seemingly overlap with his business interests.

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“Breakfast with Dad — NavObs”, a meeting, was reportedly recorded for 8.30 am on November 19, 2015. The NY Post reported that five photographs date-stamped on that day and taken at 10.03 am and 10.04 am appeared on Hunter’s laptop, showing Joe Biden posing with four of Hunter’s business associates. These names included Mexican billionaires Carlos Slim and Miguel Alemán Velasco.

One photo also features Velasco’s son Miguel Aleman Magnani, the founder of Interjet, at whose Acapulco mansion Hunter and wife Kathleen had stayed that March. The photos were reportedly taken in the living room of the VP’s residence.

Cooper and Hunter had reportedly been working on energy deals in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. A 2013 email from Cooper says, “Miguel wants us to go to Mexico City. This is setting up to be flippin' gigantic brother.” Cooper also reportedly joined the VP’s entourage on Air Force Two to Mexico in 2016, when he and Hunter were trying to negotiate a petroleum deal with Aleman Magnani.

In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020 (Photo by DNCC via Getty Images)

At 6 pm on February 24, 2016, Hunter allegedly wrote an email to Aleman Magnani using Air Force Two’s secure, high-speed satellite communications channel. Cooper was reportedly marked on the mail. “We are arriving late tonight on Air Force 2 to Mx City. I’m attending meeting w/ President N [Peña Nieto] and dad. Would love to see you but you never respond. I am really upset by it... I want you at the plane when the VP lands with your Mom and Dad and you completely ignore me,” he reportedly wrote in the mail. 

“I’ve looked at what your family has done and want to follow in that tradition... We have been talking about business deals for 7 years. And I really appreciate you letting me stay at your resort villa... but I have brought every single person you have ever asked me to bring to the F’ing White House and the Vice President’s house and the inauguration and then you go completely silent... You make me feel like I’ve done something to offend you,” Hunter further wrote

Who are Carlos Slim and Miguel Aleman Velasco?

Carlos Slim Helu is a Mexican businessman and philanthropist. As per Forbes magazine, from 2010 to 2013, he was ranked as the richest person in the world. In the 2021 billionaires list featured by the business magazine, he ranked number 16. 

Carlos Slim Helu, Chairman of Grupo Carso, speaks onstage at The New York Times New Work Summit on February 29, 2016 in Half Moon Bay, California (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for New York Times)

As per Bloomberg, Slim, who controls America Movil, the largest mobile phone operator in Latin America, is the richest person in Latin America. The majority of Slim's fortune, per Bloomberg, is derived from a handful of publicly traded companies. 

Born to a Lebanese immigrant, Slim at age 25 started construction company Inmobiliaria Carso. In the 1990s, he took control of Telmex, the state-owned telephone company, and Grupo Condumex, a manufacturer of wire and fiber-optic cable. A decade later, he began acquiring mobile phone operations throughout Latin America under the banner of American Movil, which he merged with Telmex in 2011.

Sylvester Stallone meets with Carlos Slim (L) and Miguel Aleman (R) before being honored at the 9th Annual Acapulco Film Festival (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Leisure Opportunities)

Miguel Alemán Velasco is a Mexican politician, businessman, and philanthropist. The son of former Mexican president Miguel Alemán Valdés, Velasco is a former senator and governor of Veracruz. Founded in 2005, his son's company Interjet had been Mexico’s third-largest airline, operating budget flights throughout Mexico and the Americas. As per reports, Velasco amassed a fortune as an early investor in Televisa. In 2017 Forbes estimated Velasco’s net worth to be $2.5 billion, calling him one of the 15 richest men in Mexico.

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