Miguel Nazar Haro (26 September 1924[1] – 26 January 2012) was the head of Mexico's Dirección Federal de Seguridad (Federal Security Directorate) from 1978 to 1982. He started his career working for the secret-police chief Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios. During his time in the DFS, Nazar Haro and the Directorate were involved in the Mexican government's so called Dirty War, a series of state-crimes against leftist insurgents, social movements and the government's political opposition.

Miguel Nazar Haro
Born26 September 1924
Died26 January 2012 (aged 87)
OccupationDomestic intelligence chief
EmployerFederal government of Mexico

He was arrested in 2004 on charges stemming from the disappearance of a group of alleged guerrillas. In 2006, these charges were dropped.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Carrasco Araizaga, Jorge (30 January 2012). "Nazar Haro, el guardián feroz, paranoico, prepotente…". Proceso. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Former Mexican intelligence chief accused of ‘dirty war’ disappearances of militants has died", The Washington Post, 28 January 2012
  3. ^ Especial Nazar Haro, un tigre que murió en su propia jaula Archived 2012-01-28 at the Wayback Machine El Universal, 28 January 2012 (Spanish)