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Benito Juarez 1, Obama Administration 0

19 March 2011

Now, this is how Mexicans SHOULD celebrate Benito Juarez’ birthday weekend…
Mica Rosenberg, Reuters:

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico has resigned, the State Department said on Saturday, after a public dispute with Mexican President Felipe Calderon over Mexico’s handling of efforts to combat drug trafficking.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she and President Barack Obama had accepted Ambassador Carlos Pascual’s resignation after a year and a half in his post

“It is with great reluctance that President Obama and I have acceded to Carlos’s request,” Clinton said in a statement.

The diplomatic spat arose after the website WikiLeaks published State Department documents showing embassy officials criticizing Mexican authorities’ lack of coordination in operations targeting powerful drug cartels.

Calderon lashed out in an unusually critical newspaper interview with the daily El Universal on Feb. 22, saying Pascual had shown “ignorance” about current events and distorted what was happening in the country…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Juanita Cortez permalink
    20 March 2011 10:26 pm

    In addition to the leaked cables, which many neutral observers viewed as largely accurate, Pascual raised eyebrows by dating the daughter of Francisco Rojas, a ranking legislator from the main opposition party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. The party appears in a strong position to retake the presidency next year after 12 years of National Action Party rule.

    Eso, no se vale… Pero, en el caso de Antonito Garza se caso con la mujer mas rica en america latina


  1. He’ll have to go « The Mex Files

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