Excerpt from Mexican Standoff

We’ve all read the newspapers and seen the headline surrounding the bloody drug war in Mexico. The death toll soars as the United States backs Mexico’s war on drug trafficking and  tensions between the two governments threaten to fray this vital partnership. So far, 34,000 Mexicans have been killed and now the drug cartels have expanded their reach from beyond the borders into all parts of the country. Anxiety is high and many are saying it’s time for a radical re think.  In this special Dan Rather Reports, we travel to Mexico City to meet with top experts to find out what is happening behind the scenes and what the future of Mexico holds.

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