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U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Resigns After Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Carlos Pascual, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, resigned yesterday after Wikileak'd cables that spelled out his doubts about Mexico's institutional capacity to counter drug crimes exacerbated tensions between him and President Felipe Calderon. Pascual, who's seen as a go-to diplomat for the world's most intractable problem spots, has a reputation for being forward leaning and willing to experiment with some of the more innovative technology-inspired work coming out of State. Financial Times says he's seen to be "the first WikiLeaks casualty of a US diplomat in a foreign posting."