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Mexico / Drug Wars #919556

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The deaths in 2008 in the drug war in Mexico cited.

(Tijuana: Bill Whitaker) The battle in Mexico against the hyper-violent drug cartels featured; scenes shown from Tijuana of the arrest of a cartel lieutenant and murder victims; details given from a Joint Forces Command Report on the situation in Mexico that could lead to the country's collapse. [Rand Corp. terrorism expert Brian JENKINS†- says they are not afraid of government authority; suggests it is a national security problem for the US.] [Former Mexican foreign minister Jorge CASTANEDA†- comments about the danger to US interests in Mexico.] [January 12, Mexican President Felipe CALDERON†- talks about security.]

Couric, Katie;
Whitaker, Bill

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