Miguel Nazar Haro

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Miguel Nazar Haro
Bornc. 1924
Died26 January 2012 (aged 87)
OccupationDomestic intelligence chief
EmployerFederal 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. 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, 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]


  1. ^ http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB204/index2.htm
  2. ^ http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2011/05/19/index.php?section=cultura&article=a04n1cul
  3. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1996-03-27/news/ls-51612_1_michael-scott
  4. ^ http://harpers.org/blog/2008/04/six-questions-for-jefferson-morley-on-our-man-in-mexico/
  5. ^ "Former Mexican intelligence chief accused of ‘dirty war’ disappearances of militants has died", The Washington Post, 28 January 2012
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ "10 claves para conocer quién fue Miguel Nazar Haro". adnpolitico.com. Retrieved 7 September 2015.