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U.S. ambassador to Mexico resigns

Roberta Jacobson is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, she announced in a letter to embassy staff Thursday. Jacobson, a career diplomat, will leave her post May 5, The Associated Press reports.

Jacobson has served as the U.S.'s chief liaison with Mexico for two years, but is leaving the position amid new strains in the countries' relationship under President Trump. "Her departure will be deeply felt by both American and Mexican officials — she was one of the most experienced Latin America experts in the State Department," The New York Times writes. Jacobson has been with the State Department for more than 30 years.

The Trump administration reportedly has already chosen its nominee to replace Jacobson, an unnamed U.S. official told the Times, but the name has not been released publicly.