Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional
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Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (National Security and Investigation Center, CISEN) is a Mexican intelligence agency controlled by the Office of Coordination of the Presidency. CISEN was established in 1989 after its predecessors ceased to operate. The Army, Navy and Air Force maintain intelligence agencies dedicated to help the respective branches of the military body.
Formally, CISEN has the function of articulating the national intelligence, being comparable to the current CIA or the Soviet KGB, keeping proper proportions. Although its main function is to espionage and analysis of strategic information, in the past it had a role to suppress dangerous opposition groups at an international level.
- (Spanish) Official website
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