Miguel Nazar Haro

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Miguel Nazar Haro
Born c. 1924
Died 26 January 2012 (aged 87)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Domestic intelligence chief
Employer Federal government of Mexico

Miguel Nazar Haro (c. 1924 – 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. Douring 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, and also known to be in direct contact with CIA station chief Winston M. Scott.[1][2][3][4]

He was arrested in 2004 on charges stemming from the disappearance of a group of alleged guerrillas. In 2006, these charges were dropped.[5][6]

Under his command the DFS was accused by the American DEA of protecting drug lords and their traffic operations.[7]