No danger Mexico becoming failed state-US spy chief

WASHINGTON, March 26 Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:34pm IST

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - Mexico, beset by a rising tide of drug violence, is nevertheless in no danger of becoming a "failed state", U.S. spy chief Dennis Blair said on Thursday.

"Mexico is in no danger of becoming a failed state," Blair, the U.S. national intelligence director, told reporters at a briefing. Blair was asked about Mexico's stability in light of concerns raised by investors, lawmakers and intelligence officials about the drug cartels.

(Reporting by Randall Mikkelsen; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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