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Miguel Nazar Haro

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. Nazar is known to have been an anti-soviet CIA asset in Mexico, under the codename LITEMPO-12.[citation needed]

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]

Under his command, the DFS was accused by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of protecting drug lords and their traffic operations.[4]


  1. ^ "Nazar Haro, el guardián feroz, paranoico, prepotente…". Proceso. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  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)
  4. ^ "10 claves para conocer quién fue Miguel Nazar Haro". Retrieved 7 September 2015.