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Posted on Mar 20, 2011
The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Carlos Pascual, has resigned in the wake of WikiLeaked comments he made expressing doubts about Mexico’s ability to fight the country’s drug cartels. —JCL
The dispute flared last month when Mexican President Felipe Calderon accused Mr Pascual of “ignorance”.
He said the US cables, released by Wikileaks in December, had harmed ties.
The US is backing Mexico’s war against drug-trafficking with more than $1bn (£600m) in equipment and training.
The two countries have also increasingly been sharing intelligence in a bid to tackle the drug gangs as violence continues to take a heavy toll in Mexico, with more than 34,000 killed since late 2006.
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual speaking in Monterrey in 2009.