Lawmakers: Ambassador Signals New Era for Mexico, U.S.

Texas lawmakers and the United States' former top diplomat in Mexico are praising the recent appointment of Eduardo Medina Mora as Mexico's new ambassador to the U.S.

Despite Medina Mora's being the former director of agencies mired in controversy, Republicans and Democrats say his appointment affords them an opportunity to forge a new relationship with Mexico as it continues to grapple with drug cartel violence following the inauguration last month of president Enrique Peña Nieto.

An attorney and adviser to the Mexican government during its negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement, Medina Mora also served ...

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