Obama Nominates First Female Ambassador to Mexico

President Barack Obama is nominating Maria Echaveste, a former Clinton White House official, to be next ambassador to Mexico. If confirmed, she would be the first female ambassador to Mexico.

The White House announced the nomination Thursday saying "while Echaveste has been actively involved in the effort to pass sensible immigration reform, she understands that the relationship between the United States and Mexico goes well beyond issues of immigration reform, including critical trade and commerce alliances."

Mexico is the U.S.'s third largest trading partner with $507 billion in good traded both ways between the two countries, according to . . .

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