Dirección Federal de Seguridad

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The Dirección Federal de Seguridad (Federal Security Directorate, DFS) was a Mexican intelligence agency. Created in 1947 under Miguel Alemán Valdés with "the duty of preserving the internal stability of Mexico against all forms subversion and terrorist threats",[1] it was merged into the Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN) in 1985.

During the period from 1968 to the late 1970s, the DFS was accused of illegal detentions, torture, assassinations and forced disappearances.[2][3] At least 347 complaints were received by the United Nations related to Mexican State crimes from 1960 to 1980.[4]


  1. ^ Dirección Federal de Seguridad (Mexico) Security Reports, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin, Dirección Federal de Seguridad (Mexico) Security Reports, 1970-1977
  2. ^ Comparece exdirector de la DFS por Guerra Sucia
  3. ^ La Historia de dos desaparecidas
  4. ^ Cientos de desaparecidos en México. CNN