Center For Research and National Security

The Center for Research and National Security (Spanish: Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional, "National Security and Investigation Center," CISEN) is a Mexican intelligence agency controlled by the Secretary of Interior (Secretario de Gobernación). CISEN was established in 1989 after its predecessors ceased to operate. Although the National Security Act considers the Center as the main security agency, the Navy, Army, Air Force and the Office of the Attorney General maintain intelligence bodies dedicated to assists the functions of each one.

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 counter espionage and provide analysis of strategic information, in the past it had a role to suppress dangerous opposition groups at an international level.

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